My Daughter Elizabeth called me shortly before the birth of her second daughter. She wanted to give her new little one a middle name significant in our family history.
So, I combed my family tree and pored over old family group sheets, making a tally of the most commonly used names.
With Swedish and Swiss lines on the prominent branches of the family tree, I had an inkling what the answer might be.
Over the course of several days I settled on the name I had suspected at first: Anna.
Now my beautiful granddaughter’s name was complete. Zoe Anna.
I wish I’d had Baby Ancestry to use in that name hunt five years ago. A free app, Baby Ancestry scans your names in FamilySearch and produces a list of name suggestions. With Baby Ancestry, my research time would have plummeted from several hours to 30 seconds.
Baby Ancestry is available to anyone with a FamilySearch account. Go to the FamilySearch home page and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on App Gallery. You will be directed to a list of apps. Type Baby Ancestry into the search field. Make certain you capitalize Baby Ancestry because the app is case sensitive. To access the Baby Ancestry page, you will receive a prompt to log into your FamilySearch account. After you log in, Baby Ancestry will call up a list of the most popular names on your family tree. You can specify a list of girls names or boys names or a combined list.