What's a Nameberry? Think of it as a baby name....only juicier, smarter, cooler, better. Nameberry is the site created by experts Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, coauthors of ten groundbreaking books on baby names widely quoted on the subject around the world. Nameberry includes an authoritative 50,000 name database developed over two decades, a daily blog on baby names, unique lists and features , and a vibrant community of expectant parents and name lovers. With two million monthly visitors and ten million page views from every country around the world, the Nameberry family includes a daily email newsletter, a popular shop selling personalized products, an active Facebook group, and a wide Twitter following.
Hugh Hunter is the engineer who built Nameberry's name database wrote the software that powers the site. His experience has taken him from Fortune 500 companies like Visa to Internet mainstays like Citysearch to small web startups. In addition to writing code, Hugh is a screenwriter and a proud father of two boys.
Tedworth & Oscar
Joe & Jake Baggaley are Tedworth & Oscar, a pair of digital craftsmen who specialise in responsive and accessible web development. Together they designed and built the front end of the new Nameberry, bringing in a clean new look that works everywhere from mobile phones to widescreen displays. Jake is a professional photographer with a keen eye for design and Joe a developer who loves to experiment with cutting edge technology.
Abby Sandel is the creator of name blog Appellation Mountain. Her obsession with names started when she met another kindergartener with the same name - and realized she wasn't one of a kind. In her former life, she worked in government communications. She lives outside of Washington DC with her husband, two children, and a stack of baby name books. Abby is a Nameberry Senior Editor and Writer.
Melanie Bean Galle
Melanie Bean Galle is our Director of Ad Strategy, with a focus on creating advertising packages and custom sponsorships on Nameberry. Much of her career was spent in digital marketing for NBC News’ Today show, building and managing sponsorships for brands such as Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Unilever, Toyota, and more. Melanie lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and three young daughters, Marlo, Leona, and Quincy. Working for Nameberry almost makes her want to try for another baby, but not quite.
Nameberry's editorial assistant Esmeralda Rocha is an academic turned public servant living in Canberra, Australia with her partner Mike, golden retriever Maple, and floofy-cat Spinoza. She's been obsessed with names and words ever since she can remember and is thrilled to combine her research and writing skills with this lifelong passion as a researcher (aka name gnome) at Nameberry. Esmeralda spends her free time gardening, singing opera and travelling, all of which give her further namespiration.
Intern Megan Garon is a marketing coordinator for an architectural firm on the west coast, where she focuses on proposal compilation and graphics assistance. She has an almost two decade long obsession with names and her love of math and reading fuel her fascination with researching name statistics. She is recently a new mom to son Asher and enjoys spending time with her little family.