Need help naming your baby? Social Security is here.

The government agency has compiled popular baby names for the past 130 years and built a baby naming app called Baby Name Playroom. You can sort in a variety of categories to find the perfect bureaucracy-approved name for your little one. There's also information on how to apply for a social security number for baby (how else will you be able to send it out to get a tiny adorable part time job?), how to apply for disability benefits, safety warnings on toys, infant care, and more.

I tried the random baby name generator on the app and got "Socorro", which works for a baby, a sports car, an athletic shoe, or an alcoholic beverage.

About the author

John Moe is the host of Marketplace Tech Report, where he provides an insightful overview of the latest tech news.


I agree to American Public Media's Terms and Conditions.
With Generous Support From...