You know youâ€™ve been around a while when you forget your birthday.Â The third anniversary of Nameberryâ€™s launch, earlier in October, came and went without any of us realizing it.Â But now that we have, we want to pause and take stock of how far weâ€™ve come with the help of all you wonderful berries over the past three years:
Number of visitors: Nearly 12 million
Number of page views: Almost 90 million
Number of countries populated by berries: All of them.Â Even you, Chad!
Most-read blog: Baby Names 2011: The Hottest Trends, with nearly a million readers.
Our favorite blogs: Probably the two most personal ones, in which we each explain the origins of our name obsessions: Confessions of a Secret Name Nerd andÂ Â Call me Laila…no, Ruth…no Linda: The story of how I got hooked on names.
Most popular girlsâ€™ name:Â Charlotte
Most popular unisex name: Harper
Most divisive subject on Nameberry: Unisex names
Most confusing element of our own name: Is it Nameberry or nameberry?Â We can never decide.
Other names we considered for the site: Denamer,Â Namesifter, Nameniks and Rumpelstiltskinner, along with approximately 819 other ideas, though now we canâ€™t imagine it being anything but Nameberry.Â Except maybe nameberry.
Most popular list: Nicknames for Girls.Â For reasons known only to Google.
Search term that brings the most visitors to Nameberry: Nameberry!Â Second place goes to â€śnicknames for girls.â€ť
Weird search terms that have brought some people to Nameberry: Aggressive male human names, ancient aquarius nicknames, and â€śAre names Alice and Elias too similar?â€ťÂ The answer to that, by the way, is yes.
Our hopes for the year ahead: Love, peace, and happiness for all our wonderful berries.Â And that next year at this time, there are twice as many of you! xxx