Need to narrow down your list of favorite baby names? Make your names go mano a mano in a paired comparison analysis!
Here’s a free spreadsheet that will make it easy for you to do just that. There are several ways to access it:
- Download via Google Drive: Paired Comparison Analysis for Baby Names. Click “File,” then “Download as,” then choose a file format.
- Download from Nancy’s Baby Names (XLSX format only): Paired Comparison Analysis for Baby Names.
Instructions are included in the file, but here’s the gist of it: write in the baby names you’re considering, look at each possible one-to-one match-up, determine a winner, and rate each winner. The spreadsheet will then tally everything up and reveal which name is the most dominant winner.
The file has two sheets — the first is blank, the second is filled out, as an example. (I randomly used the names Chet, Robert, Anthony, Geronimo, Chase and Jayden on the example sheet. Feel free to play around with the numbers on that sheet to see how they affect the percentages below.)
Let me know if you experience any problems with the spreadsheet and I’ll do my best to help you out.
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