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Abby Sandel is nameberry's Senior Editor and resident Name Sage. Look for her baby name news round-ups every Monday, and her Name Sage columns on Wednesdays. Abby is the creator of the baby name blog Appellation Mountain and mom to Alex and Clio. For a chance to have your questions answered, contact Abby at
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Clare Green

Clare Green writes Nameberry's weekly round-up of the latest baby name news, including celebrity announcements, unusual naming stories, and new statistics from around the world . Clare, who has been writing for Nameberry since 2015, lives in England, where she has worked in libraries and studies linguistics. You can follow her personally on Instagram and Twitter.
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Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse — better known as @katinka around these parts — joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from where to find a cool vintage boy name to why some names become popular memes. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active Forums community ticking. A linguist by background, Emma speaks six languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and three young children. You can reach her at
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Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.
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Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.
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Aimee Tafreshi

Aimee Tafreshi is a former litigator and mother of three young children. She is passionate about all things baby names. She is also a contributing writer for Little World Organics and has written for Fé Fit, Study Breaks magazine and The Daily Texan. She is working on a legal thriller while traversing the globe in support of her husband’s peripatetic career. You can follow her blog at
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Alzora has been a name addict since her adolescence, and has been a Nameberry fan since discovering it last year. She and her husband are currently trying to conceive their first child, whose name changes daily.
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Aurora Firth, known on Nameberry as @auroradawn, is an Alaskan Christian, artist, and big sister with an incurable love for names.
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Brooke Cussans – better known on the Nameberry forums as bluejuniper – is based in Melbourne, Australia and is the author of name blog Baby Name Pondering. She especially loves rare and unusual names.
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Brit + Co

Brit + Co is where smart, savvy women go to get inspiration for living a more creative life. Discover thousands of DIY ideas, style tips, simple recipes and innovative apps and gadgets that add creativity and simplicity to your everyday life.
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Jackie is a lifelong name nerd and a busy student working to earn a doctorate in biomedical science. In her minimal spare time, she loves to cuddle with her pets, cook, and name things. Check out Jackie’s blog, Namesplash.
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CaraMichelle has loved names since she was young and has become interested in celebrity baby names in the past few years. She enjoys editing her name list, reading historical fiction and mysteries, and talking about names to anyone who will listen.
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Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become - whether it’s her students or her characters. Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington DC with her husband and the world’s most rambunctious four-year-old.
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Angel Thomas, better known on Nameberry as Dantea, is a stay-at-home mom with a passion for onomastics who writes fantasy novels in her spare time. Her knowledge of Greek names stems from her ancestry and her religion.
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Duana Taha is a TV writer on programs including Degrassi, Lost Girl, and the upcoming Lost & Found Studios. She also writes the popular ‘Duana Names’ column on, where she also expounds on pop culture of all types. Duana tweets about names at @Name_Therapist, and about absolutely everything as @Duanaelise. If you think her own name is the reason she’s into names, you’re exactly right.
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E. Wittig

E. Wittig is a stay at home mom to three well-named kids and is a big fan of unconventional names. She writes novels in her spare time.
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Eleanor Nickerson, better known to Nameberry message board visitors as Elea, is a primary school teacher living in Coventry, England and author of the blog British Baby Names.
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Stephanie Bruce, known on Nameberry as elizabeths, is a content writer by trade and a Junior studying for her Bachelor's in history. As a self-proclaimed name nerd, Stephanie has been collecting names since the age of 10 and loves names with strong ties to history. She can be found at her website
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Kelsey Andersen is a longtime name lover based in the Pacific Northwest. She is a senior at Western Washington University and majoring in history, which has inspired her passion of etymology. When she isn't obsessing over names and reading historical monographs, she loves to spend time with her fiancé, baking, being outside, and photography. Kelsey can be found in the Nameberry forums under the username emrys.
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Esmeralda Rocha

Esmeralda Rocha writes regularly for Nameberry. An expert on international names, she lives in Australia.
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Histornamia is the blog-child of Amy, created in order to combine her love of history and interesting names.
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Isadora Vega has been blogging about names of Witchy and Pagan interest on Bewitching Names for several years. She is not an expert in names, but her lifelong name geekitude and passion for rarities makes writing about this topic a treat. She is currently based in the Pacific Northwest.
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Josh Murray has a PhD in English and is a college instructor of writing and literature. In whatever free time he can find, he researches names and naming trends. He and his wife have a son and a daughter. You can find his (infrequently updated) naming microblog on Twitter: @readyNameFIRE.
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Kara B

Kara Blakley is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Melbourne. Her interest in names began when she received her first Cabbage Patch doll. Today, Kara’s name obsession is enhanced by her love of nature, history, music, art, and traveling.
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Kara Cavazos is a mother of two, a blogger and a baby name enthusiast. She loves ancient and vintage names most of all but she regularly features a variety of names on her blog The Art of Naming.
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Kelli Brady is a stay at home mom of two who needed an outlet for her name obsession. She found it at NameFreak!, a blog dedicated to a wide variety of name-related whims and fancies. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Her eBook, Name-alytics, is a look at the history of the Top 100 names in the United States. Check it out at!
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Laura Dunphy

As a journalist, Laura Dunphy has covered everything from Hollywood celebrities to the U.S. Congress. A frequent contributor to Nameberry, Dunphy lives in New York City with her husband, daughter and son.
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Haley, better known as LawsonHaley on the Nameberry forums, is an 18-year-old name nerd and history lover from Canada. She has been researching names since the age of 9, when she decided her baby doll needed the perfect name.
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Leslie McLean has loved words and names since she was a toddler. A teacher of high school English and Creative Writing in Northern California, she is known on Nameberry as lesliemarion. She is in the process of creating a blog of her writing about names and myriad other fascinations which will be listed here soon.
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Sarah Douglas is the author of Bold Baby Names and shares her finds from birth announcements on her name blog, Names4real.
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Nephele is the alias of an obsessive anagrammatist who for more than a decade has provided unique name makeovers for people on numerous Internet forums. Despite the popularity of Nephele’s anagrams, she is not prepared to give up her day job in an undisclosed public library in New York.
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Nick Turner is a writer and editor living in New York City (by way of San Francisco). He and his wife have successfully named three kids. Follow him on Twitter at @SFNick.
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It's no surprise that with a name like Nile (and a mother named Marva), Nile Cappello has been a name nerd since birth. She's a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and also runs a named-after-a-name blog, View all of nilecappello's articles
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Nook of Names

A graduate of the University of Cambridge, K. M. Sheard is the author of the encyclopedic reference Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names, and writes Nook of Names, a blog on all things onomastic.
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Lauren Apfel is originally from New York, but now lives in Glasgow, Scotland. A classicist turned stay-at-home mom of four (including twins), she writes regularly at and is a contributing blogger for Brain, Child Magazine. Connect with her on Facebook ( and Twitter (
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Rebekah is a former English teacher and current stay-at-home mom of two. She discovered a love for names during her first pregnancy, when she fully realized the great responsibility of naming a person for life. On her free time, she edits her husband's novels ( and follows naming sites and mommy blogs.
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Stephanie Pappas is a senior writer at
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Tara Wood aka Irishmom is a fledgling writer, stay at home mom to 6 cheeky and joyful children, and wife to one ridiculously handsome man. You can read more on her (almost) daily blog, Morning Wood.
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Tara Ryazansky is a freelance writer who has a fashion background. She has worked for Jane Magazine, Teen Vogue, Interview Magazine and Find her in the Nameberry forums under Tararyaz.
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Meagan, also known as TulipByAnyName, is an artist, a vlogger, a blogger, and of course a baby name enthusiast! She loves exploring everything from literary names to celebrity baby names. You can hear her talk about names on her YouTube channel or visit her blog
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Angela Mastrodonato created Upswing Baby Names to celebrate names on the upswing. She is a big-time name watcher, and has a growing list of names she watches by tracking their popularity each year. Sign up here to get your copy of this Watch List.
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Waltzing More Than Matilda is the creation of Anna Otto, who blogs about a wide variety of Australian names, and Aussie name trends.
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Elisabeth Wilborn can be found at her online homes You Can't Call It "It" and The Itsy Factor, and she has part-time residency at Nameberry and Apartment Therapy. In the real world she also enjoys painting, cooking, and raising her two little girls on their farm in Texas.
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Sephora, who goes by Zeffy on her blog Baby Names from Yesteryear, is a history obsessive and name enthusiast. She has a degree in history and likes to spend her spare time researching dusty old sources for forgotten gems. Gifted with an unusual name upon birth, she prefers to focus on the weird and wonderful world of unusual names.
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