It takes two humans to make a baby. It takes two apps to find a name:
Your two phones will pair up and any name you like will be presented to your partner and vice versa.
Scroll down to see how it works.
You can tap each name to find out more. You'll learn about the origin and gender of the name and see Wikipedia data. Also, the app will do a google image search for people with that name so you can get a idea about how your kid will look should you choose that name ;-)
Links to similar names, name popularity and further information are provided and will take you to behindthename.com, one of the best given name websites.
All names are categorized by region and origin. Choose a whole continent with just a tap or restrict your name search to certain countries or languages.
You can even choose from different mythologies and religions as well as fun collections like "Oscar winners" or "People who went to space".
Sometimes you know that you want a really short name. With Max & Mila you can restrict the name search to names of a certain length.
Did you make a little brother or sister? Find a name with the same starting letter as your first kid by allowing or disallowing certain characters as the first letter.
If you tap like on a name that your partner has liked already, confetti will fly and your partner will be notified of this lucky moment.
You found a name! How great is that???
If you have questions, need help with the app or would like to let me know your thoughts about Max & Mila, you can email me directly, tap the chat button on the bottom of the window or leave a message right here:
My wife and I have very different taste in names, which makes it hard to find a name we both like. To add to that, my wife comes from Catalonia and I'm from Germany. That's two very different languages. We wanted to find a name that people from both countries are actually able to pronounce.
I researched, found a couple of sites with name information and also a couple of apps, but nothing that matched my needs. I wanted to be able to filter out names with certain starting letters, and also I knew I wasn't looking for a Chinese name. And I wanted something that would automatically discover and collect the names both my wife and I like. The matches we have in common.
So naturally, I sat down on the weekends and made a little app that fits my needs, and so Max & Mila was born. A small, friendly app that tries to do exactly what's needed to find a baby name, and nothing else.
I couldn't have done it without you! To be precise, I couldn't have done it without these technologies and the lovely people behind them. So here are my thanks and acknowledgements to these fine folks:
My name is Jannis, and I have a very smart and outdated website over at jann.is, you should really not look at it.
First off: I store no information that would identify you as a person:No email, no phone number, no social network information, and so forth. I really just store the things that need to get from your phone to that of your partner and the other way around. Since your two phones can't communicate directly, they both communicate with my servers.
I'm always happy to hear from you, feel free to drop me a line.