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June 22nd, 2013 01:41 AM #16
I joined because I had been a member of a handful of other great naming communities. I was on one particular site for nearly a decade, but long story short, after a few forum reformats that really affected the traffic due to bugs in the system, the participant pool became very tiny. I found I got bored with the same names and same opinions being posted over and over again, so I looked for somewhere else and ended up here.
I admit, I read much more than I post, but I always appreciate hearing the different points of view shared here.
Sure, sometimes there are the same names being posted over and over here, or outlandish lists I can't get through, but I really feel like there's something for everyone. There's always *one* person who'll think positively about your favourite name, and that's nice to see.Lucia
Seraphine, Jemima, Leonor, Seffora, Eulalia
Edmund, Marius, Joscelin, Earnest, Caspar
June 22nd, 2013 01:52 AM #18
I agree. I joined because the berries are generally articulate and share their honest opinions in a respectful, well-reasoned manner. They seem to be well read in more than just popular culture and are genuinely helpful when discussing baby names. If you find a baby name you aren't familiar with, it's a good bet someone on these boards will know something about it, or know where to look. And people don't think you're crazy for loving names, even if you're not pregnant :PDelicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
June 22nd, 2013 02:28 AM #20
I used to go on Yahoo Answers, but I got tired of all the rudeness. It seemed like no matter what question was asked, most people had to leave some of the most rude comments I've ever seen, and I just got sick of it. I could handle the short answers and grammar, but not the maturity level. I had been lurking on Nameberry's list section for a while, and finally just decided to make an account. And here, as alexa400 stated, you can talk about names without the automatic assumption that you're pregnant or TTC.Ian Alexander • Cameron Blaise • Damien Cole • Axel Sean • Callum Bryce • Lennox Beau
Blair Annevieve • Camryn Atalya • Piper Caydence • Tallulah Sage • Senna Kai • Haven Lux
June 22nd, 2013 03:39 AM #22
I was name forum lurker for a long time before I joined Nameberry. Nameberry is the only name forum I actully joined because it was the only forum where I felt like people weren't being extremely judgmental and rude if they didn't like the name being discussed, or suggesting people should kre8tyve spellings to stand out. I have found that on Nameberry even if people don't like a name or someones name combo they aren't rude (generally!) and give constructive criticism.The 3 Princesses in my life...
June 22nd, 2013 04:18 AM #24
Beyond Jennifer & Jason was the first name book I bought, when I was in high school. It's still one of my favorites, because of the way the names are categorized. It's so much easier to find a name that way than the typical alphabetical order you find in books. Anyway, the book was loaned out several times, and eventually never made it back home. I was googling names for a character a couple years ago and found NB. At the time, I didn't connect it with my first naming book. I noticed the similarities (which is why I bookmarked it and kept coming back), but didn't put it together until a year ago. As soon as I made the connection I did a happy dance and wanted to join. If I remember correctly, I officially joined because of the thread asking if Douglass on a female could work, and I've loved Douglass on a woman ever since I was a 14-year-old reading A Knight in Shining Armor under the covers.
I've stayed because there are so many wonderful members with such interesting things to say about a variety of topics.Artemis Willow ☀ Cordelia Avalon ☀ Isabeau Forest ☀ Isadora Nightingale ☀ Lorelei Ondine ☀ Lyra Snow ☀ Pandora Everild ☀ Tabitha Eilonwy ☀ Thisbe Wildrose ☀ Thora Silmarien
Caspian Wilder ☀ Conrad Elessar ☀ Damian Sparrow ☀ Desmond Thorn ☀ Evander Hart ☀ Everett Ward ☀ Gwydion Alaric ☀ Malachi Bjorn ☀ Peregrine Llyr ☀ Theodore Winter
writing a novel and preparing for the baby making
our two furbabies: Sebastian & Oleander