Kinder is a super simple name choosing app. Through Kinder you can quickly swipe name suggestions you like to the right and dismiss the ones you don’t like.
You get one name set for free based on your location and if you want you can easily buy additional name sets for a small fee.
You can connect to your partner to find matches. Purchased name sets will also be available for your partner.
Kinder has over 18.000 names in the library with a grand variety in origins so you can find that unique name that your child will write history with!
I can’t connect to my partner, please help!
If you can’t connect it might be that the connection code is expired. Please try to invite each other once more. If that doesn’t help it might be your time settings; those must be set to automatic, otherwise the connection mechanism can’t connect you unfortunately.
I don’t see our matches!
We try to update matches every 30 seconds. So please bear with us! If after that time you still don’t see them, please try to restart the app.
If I purchase a name set, will my partner also get these?
Yes! It might not show up in a split second, but if you’re connected purchases will be shared.
I bought a new phone, what will happen with my Kinder likes?
We are very sorry, unfortunately we don’t have a feature to save your likes, dismisses and matches just yet. We are working on a solution to save these though.
Who runs Kinder?
Kinder is app started by me; Krijn Haasnoot. I’m a Dutch guy who had an idea after having dinner with a couple of friends years ago. They were having their first child and my question was: ‘How do you find a name?’. Their answer was: ‘Probably some books, the internet, family’. I immediately thought, ‘that can be more fun’ and I came up with the idea of using an intuitive swipe like selection mechanism used by another app, but than with baby names! And it should be able to match likes between partners!’
I don’t think Kinder is the end solution to choose the name for your child, I just hope to inspire, get the discussion going in a positive way and help out! Having a baby is a fun, sacred, but also tiring and possibly stressful time. Let’s take a small thing out and make it nicer.
As you can read, Kinder is just a small one-man company.
Want to learn more? Work together? Feel free to reach out to me through FB messenger or firstname.lastname@example.org
Small addition to the add a name feature, we now show a pop up inform you the name has been successfully added to your likes and it will be shown to your partner - if you're connected of course ;-))
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Categories are not helpful. And lost my data.
1st. They have arranged all the names in mutually exclusive categories, so some quite common names cannot be found without swiping through hundreds of ethnic names I have no interest in. The developers should create additional categories like the most popular in the US, classic biblical names, etc, and allow names to appear in more than one category.
2nd. I spent a great many hours early in my pregnancy swiping through thousands of names (way more than I should have had to!). And now at the end of my pregnancy, I’ve gone back to see if there were any good ones I’ve forgotten about (and matched with my husband) and it’s lost my data! Unacceptable.
Nice in theory
I have never felt compelled to leave a review before, but I’m doing it today so that others can have a better idea before buying a language expansion. I purchased the Japanese name expansion today, hoping it would give me some ideas for a Japanese name for our baby. The names were... disappointing.
Around half were real names and gendered correctly, 1/4 were just Japanese words put in as a “name”, several were gendered incorrectly, and on occasion I got the random not Japanese name like Archibald and Holden (I had the English name setting switched off). It was only $0.99, but i would hate for a non-Japanese speaking person (like a second or third generation Japanese American) to fall in love with a misgendered word for a Japanese name and end up with one of those tattoo-fail moments—except as a name for their child.
Otherwise the app is easy to use and intuitive, so I gave it two stars.
Do not spend money on this
I thought this app was a great idea but the execution is so lazy. There is a very limited amount of names in the free US option, no categories or information about the names other then world origin, but my interest was peaked and I bought the full name pack for 3.99 - I am infuriated by what you get for that cost. Here is an example of some of the names you will pay money to be served to you as realistic options for you or your child: Beautifull hope, Wubbel, pumpkaboo, mime jr., whirlipede. Don’t waste your money.
- Kinder Babynames
- 22.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Krijn Haasnoot
- In-App Purchases
- All Sets $3.99
- English $0.99
- Irish $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.