App review: Kinder

A friend told me about a free app called Kinder – essentially, Tinder for baby names. You swipe right on names you like, your partner does the same, and then the app tells you what names you both liked. (Very clever concept, in my opinion.)

Kinder’s loading screen and name settings


The app can show you first name ideas with or without your last name. You can limit the options to names that start with a certain letter, having a certain number of characters, or being in a certain name set group (mostly linguistic).

Two examples of Kinder’s graphic user interface (and two first names it suggested for me to consider)


Overall, the app was easy to use and didn’t glitch. I liked that it linked you to your partner (an improvement over other apps I’ve tried) in a fun way. If you’ve thought much about names already, you may not get any more ideas from this app, but I think it’s worth a try, especially if you make it part of a fun date night.

Have you tried Kinder? Leave a review below!


This article is the third in a six-part series on naming. The previous articles in this series are “Naming a child who has passed” and “My struggle with naming ‘The Child.’” Look for more articles in this series on the next three Sundays!

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

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