Would You Follow Joanne Kardashian or Harmony Grande? We're Having Too Much Fun with This By-Decade Alternate Name Generator
If Kim Kardashian was born in 2015, her name would be Jillian (though in 1990, her name would be the more brand-appropriate Krysta Kardashian).
If our favorite high-wattage star couple were born today, they would be named Kaleb Pitt and Joanne Jolie. If they were born in 1920, they'd bear the very dapper moniker of Wilmer Pitt and Artie Jolie.
How do we know all this? No, it isn't access to a flux capacitor—it's an attention-diverting gizmo that we've been playing with for hours.
Our colleagues at Time.com have created an interactive tool that let's you see what your name would be if you were born in every decade from now, back to 1890. Enter in your first name, the year you were born, and your gender. Then, the tool combs through a mountain of baby name popularity data and instantly spits out your time-traveling moniker. Visit their site now for a procrastination break and see what your alternate universe names are.
Want more proof that this name generator is the most fun ever? Here are some of our recent cover girls and what their names would be if they were born in 2015.
For her first-ever appearance as an InStyle cover girl, Kaling wore a navy Michael Kors dress with floral accents. We fell hard for the hilarious actress-author-producer (talk about a triple threat!) after she spilled candid details about her life, career, and occasional splurges. "After Season 1 of The Mindy Project, I bought myself a men’s Rolex," Kaling says, "just because it made me feel a little gangster." That she is.
When the Oscar winner appeared on our April cover (wearing a bright orange top by Ralph Lauren Collection), she had a new baby, a new husband, and a slew of new roles, including Insurgent and A Little Chaos, to be excited about. Inside, she dished about motherhood, friendship, and the secret to her success. "Never, ever take it for granted," Winslet told us. "You can never stop learning. You need to keep pushing yourself, keep trying to get better at what you do, even if it scares you."
The new mom and Scandal star appeared on our March 2015 cover wearing pastel Salvatore Ferragamo, signaling the return of spring. Inside, Washington talked about her hit show, her brand-new baby daughter, and the rise of feminism. "The world is shifting," she told us. "It's no longer about powerful men and the women behind them. It's about powerful people, men and women both."