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We are obsessed. We've spent every free minute of the last four months on Mom and the Pie. We learned how to set up a youtube channel because Sunny Lenarduzzi is the best! We discovered tools for creation like Canva (amazing) and when we felt like we had NO IDEA what we were doing, we'd get a lovely reply to our comment from a fabulous namer like SJ Strum.


We are finding inspiration in so many places. #Babynames on Pinterest? Don't even get us started! We created 30 Unique Names for Girls by collecting names that were new to us. There are at least 20 namers on instagram, including namespottings, who frequently has us laughing out loud.

Did you know Baby Name Monday was a thing? You’re welcome. You don't have to be expecting to enjoy a weekly themed video such as Earthy Baby Names, Unisex Baby Names or Baby Names Inspired by Color every Monday from a variety of enjoyable youtubers.

In the time since we started Mom and the Pie the SSA released their Top Baby Names of 2017 and we made an accurate prediction with Liam. Also in this time a royal baby was born and we anxiously awaited his name. We've discovered naming trends, as some of our most watched videos are Unisex Baby Names and One-Syllable Baby Names (Our girl's edition featuring the Kardashian name True came out before she was born) We've been inspired in so many ways and motivated to continue because we are enjoying every minute of it.

We recently came across the name Laylia. It was new. It was sweet. Had we heard it before? No. Were we sure how to pronounce it? Not really. But we designed media for it and the crowd went wild. Is it the most clever and unique name we've ever seen? No. But it was the finding of it that was such a thrill.

We are finding inspiration in the naming community! 

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