Happy 3rd Birthday to Nameberry!

You know you’ve been around a while when you forget your birthday.  The third anniversary of Nameberry’s launch, earlier in October, came and went without any of us realizing it.  But now that we have, we want to pause and take stock of how far we’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.  Even you, Chad!

Most-read blog: Baby Names 2011: The Hottest Trends, with nearly a million readers.

Highest traffic day ever: July 27, 2011, when we named Pippa the hottest name of 2011.

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 and  Call me Laila…no, Ruth…no Linda: The story of how I got hooked on names.

Most popular girls’ nameCharlotte

Most popular boys’ nameFinn (Yes, ahead of Henry)

Most popular unisex name: Harper

Most divisive subject on Nameberry: Unisex names

Most confusing element of our own name: Is it Nameberry or nameberry?  We can never decide.

Other names we considered for the site: Denamer, Namesifter, Nameniks and Rumpelstiltskinner, along with approximately 819 other ideas, though now we can’t imagine it being anything but Nameberry.  Except maybe nameberry.

Most popular list: Nicknames for Girls.  For reasons known only to Google.

Most popular guest blog: Style Updates for the Boys’ Top 100, by Elisabeth Wilborn.

Most frequent guest blogger: Abby Sandel of Appellation Mountain, who writes our weekly name news column.

Site that’s sent the most readers our way: Ohdeedoh, followed by The Daily Beast.

Search term that brings the most visitors to Nameberry: Nameberry!  Second place goes to “nicknames for girls.”

Weird search terms that have brought some people to Nameberry: Aggressive male human names, ancient aquarius nicknames, and “Are names Alice and Elias too similar?”  The answer to that, by the way, is yes.

Our hopes for the year ahead: Love, peace, and happiness for all our wonderful berries.  And that next year at this time, there are twice as many of you! xxx

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CassieCake Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 1:10 am


dillonsfan01 Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 2:59 am


Abby Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 3:16 am

Happy birthday! Thanks for three great years.

romanticism Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 5:40 am

Happy birthday Nameberry!

kyemsma Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 7:08 am

Happy, happy birthday, Nameberry!

Hoodie Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 8:41 am

congrats on a great three years, Nameberry (I think you deserve a capital N for sure)!

Lola Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 9:08 am

Happy Birthday Nameberry (you definitely deserve that capital ‘N’)!

Thanks for three fabulous years, here’s the cheer for: MORE ! 😀

mjeezy13 Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 10:04 am

Congrats and Happy Birthday Nameberry/nameberry! 😉

anniebee Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 10:59 am

Yay! Happy Birthday, Nameberry! Here’s to many more!

Mischa Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 11:43 am

Congrats to all at Nameberry. Happy Birthday to Linda, Pam and the gang!

i.heart.nerds Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 11:56 am

Happy birthday NameBerry (because that envelope needed to be pushed 🙂 )

Nyx Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Happy 3rd Birthday NAMEBERRY 😀

Also, the link to “Confessions of a Secret Name Nerd” doesn’t work 🙁

emmyk12 Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Happy Birthday, Nameberry!

namemuststay Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Adore your site – congrats on three years, ladies!

IzzyQ Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Happy birthday Nameberry (or nameberry)!:) I truly love your names and opinions on them!

pam Says:

October 27th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Hey everybody, thanks so much! The best surprise of doing this site has been all the wonderful people here who’ve turned it into something that reaches far beyond us. The Secret Name Nerd link works now, btw…

4onica Says:

October 28th, 2011 at 12:08 am

I love you, nameberry. You are my name Bible.

boysmom2 Says:

January 5th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Congrats! I stumbled on your son after my first two sons were born, 2007 and 2009….as I was rethinking my second son’s name spelling (Rhys versus Reece). We went with Rhys after all my research and interests on your site! I knew it would be so much more fun talking names for my third, born in 2011, with my berry friends! It actually really added so much to my pregnancy! Thanks!!

boysmom2 Says:

January 5th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I meant your site!! Darn auto correct!

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