Alpha Mom’s Baby NamesNing Network Spotlight
This morning the Wall Street Journal had a feature article on baby names (subscription required). I didn’t realize how intense the whole baby naming business had become.
Good thing there is Alpha Mom.
Alpha Mom is an online and video-on-demand media channel for mothers. Last week, it launched its own Baby Name resource which is really nicely done. Unsurprisingly, it was created on Ning 🙂
Developed by Alpha Mom as an entirely new application on the Ning Platform, it makes it easy to search 25,000+ baby names, add new names, and create a short list of favorite names as you make your baby name decision. It’s fully integrated into the main Alpha Mom site and is masked with an Alpha Mom URL (babynames.alphamom.com). Overall, it is executed beautifully from both a design and development perspective.
For my own edification, I took a look around at the other pastel-o-riffic baby name resources online and I can say with confidence that Alpha Mom’s Baby Names has by far the cleanest design and more names to choose from. Do the comparison yourself and you’ll see what I mean.