Crowdsourcing a Baby Name From Preschoolers

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Dec 2015
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Photo: Imgur

Deciding on a baby name is tough, prompting plenty of bickering, indecision and unwelcome feedback. Why not just let someone else decide? We’ve heard of couples leaving it up to Starbucks employees or Facebook friends, but a Wisconsin preschool teacher just took the cake, letting her students decide.

Of course, Miss Julie won’t actually be letting her 4 and 5 year olds have the final say (at least we hope not!). Sure, a few classics made the list, like Henry, Allie, Sawyer and Anna. But they’re countered with rather unique monikers like Cindy Elf, Balloon, Racecar, Grandma and Assie. Yep, Assie.

Even if none of these names make the birth certificate, they make for some cute classroom art, which Julie’s co-teacher surprised her with. Julie’s cousin posted a photo of the name suggestions — written out on pink and blue onsie cutouts — on Imgur.

“My cousin is a preschool teacher and asked her students to suggest names for the baby she is expecting. It went well,” the user captioned the photo.

Check out the full roundup of names in the below. And when you’re ready to get serious about choosing a baby name, we recommend coming to us instead of a group of toddlers. We can help.

Girls

Wanda

Allie

Sawyer

Lucy

Gracie

Anna

Tiny

Sally

Strawberry

Cindy Elf

Mama

Assie

Boys

Rooney

Dog

Grandma

Peter Pan

Race car

Potato

Henry

Balloon

Elephant

 

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