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  names with keypresses
4,946 girls' names
3,897 boys' names
21,986 common US & UK girls & boys' names
1 2 3 4 ← include letters with these values

Cellphone-compliant baby names

With the prevalence of cellphone and mobile usage amongst teens these days, forward-thinking parents-to-be are naming their kids with easy-to-key names. These are names like Mag and Wat, since each letter requires just one keypress on a cellphone. Names like Roz and Sly are composed of letters that each require three or even four keypresses per letter. What girl's gonna ask Sly out on a date when it takes ten keypresses just to key in his name. Adam will get far more dates.

Top male and female names with the fewest keypresses.
# key presses28 girls' names
4Adda Ame Ana Di Eda Ema Gae Jada Jan Jo Kat Mab Mada Mae Max Meg Nat Peg Pet Ted Uta
3Ada De Em Mag Pam Pat
2Ag
# key presses39 boys' names
4Adam Ade Al Bat Dan Dew Dud Eb Edd Gan Had Ham Jae Jan Jed Jo Jud Man Mata Matt Max My Nap Nat Tab Tadd Tan Ted Ty
3Ab Ax Dag Ed Em Pat Tad Tam Wat
2Ad

Names composed of letters that only require one keypress each.

# key presses12 girls' names
5Agata Amata Magda Tamma
4Adda Jada Mada
3Ada Mag Pam Pat
2Ag
# key presses10 boys' names
4Adam Mata Matt Tadd
3Dag Pat Tad Tam Wat
2Ad

Kindergarten teachers will begin to discern cellphone compliant kids - Hi Bat, Hi Kat.

For those who are about to become proud parents you know that in seventeen years time your awkward teen will proudly have a conversation like this - Hi, I'm Dud. Wow, how cool! You have a real name. I was assigned an IP address, and that's resynthesized every nano-eon.

The worst offenders

Male and female names requiring the most keypresses.
# key presses41 girls' names
31Helen-Elizabeth
29Sheila-Kathryn
28Christabella
27Cairistiona
25Anne-Corinne Annecorinne Christalle Cristionna
24Bonnibelle Chrissie Christabel Christiane Constantine Francoise Friederike Priscilla Ulrikaumeko
23Anestassia Cherilynn Christiana Christine Chrysler Cinderella Clarabelle Clarisse Clerissa Constancia Constantina Corliss Estrellita Florencia Francisca Fredericka Frederique Jackqueline Marcelline Milissent Petronille Priscella Rosabelle Vilhelmina
# key presses39 boys' names
34Christophorus
31Christoforo
30Christoffer
29Massimiliano
28Kristoforo
27Bartholomeus Christopher Franciskus Kristoffer
26Eziechiele Fransisco Maximilianus
25Christiano Christoper Constantino Cornelius Francisco Hieronymus Kristofor Sigismondo Silvester Stanislaus Sylvester
24Alessandro Bartholomeo Chrissie Christophe Claybourne Constantine Cyrillus Forrester Francesco Kristofer Kristopher Roosevelt Saunderson Sherlocke Shurlocke Sigismundo

Of course, perhaps Christabella likes a dexterous and nimble fellow, and if Sigismondo seems to have a little trouble replying, she'll move right along to Christoforo.

Top male and female names where each letter takes three or four keypresses.
# key presses68 girls' names
23Corliss
20Coriss Crissy Flossi Flossy
19Cloris Clovis Floris Lillis
18Cicily Florri Florry Livvyy Sissy
17Cissy Lissi Lissy Lizzy
15Colly Corly Corri Corry Flori Flory Ivory Lilli Lilly Livvy Lolly Lorri Lorry
14Flss Isis Issi Issy
13Cris Iris Lois Rois Rosy
12Clio Cori Cory Fifi Flor Lily Livy Lori Lory Oliy Olly Orly Rici Rivi Rivy Rori Rory Vivi
10Liz Ros Roz
9Clo Flo Ivy Lil Liv Viv
6Vi
# key presses41 boys' names
21Cirillo
19Silvio
18Cirilo Cyrill
17Cross Rossy
16Rosco Solly Zolly
15Cliff Cyril Flory Lorry Rollo
14Foss Izzy Ozzy Ross
13Cris
12Ciro Cori Cory Ivor Olly Rolf Rory Yvor
10Cos Sly Sol
9Cly Irv Loy Orv Ric Roi Roy Vic
7Si
6Cy Ly

The names are from the Moby list which has almost four thousand boys names and five thousand girls names.

Oh, and if you're still wondering what all the fuss is about, just call me on your cellphone.

Hollingsworth Fweepleshorts |-)