Nameberry’s Most Popular Features of 2012
Sifting through nearly100 million page views on the site, these are our most-read blogs, our lists that attracted the highest number of viewers, our most commented-on forums, and the user lists that drew the most attention.
How many have you seen?
These 2010 blogs that detailed the best names given to 25 or fewer babies continue to rank highest on our site. Our picks for boys include Amias, Barnabas, and Cashel; for girls, Fleur, Honora, and Verena.
Our baby name trend predictions for 2012 made up the second most popular blog on the site. Among the trends we nailed: Modern Hero Names like Lincoln and Landry; Same but Different Names such as Alivia and Arabella that put a new spin on overused favorites; and Fierce Names such as Wilder and Hawk.
This oldie-but-goodie, in every sense of the phrase, continues to attract thousands of readers, with its predictions of which names popular a century ago sound right for our times. Vintage names already stylish include Beatrice and Arthur, Oscar and Pearl. Still in the wings are Betty and Ida, Albert and Martin.
Most Popular Lists
Most Active Forums
Started by Kyri Laina in April, this massive thread stretches to 187 pages and counting. The reason for its popularity: It combines real-life sibset names (and ideas) with a name game. Isn’t it time you joined the fun, and got some great sibling name ideas in the process?
In these counterintuitive name games, players drop the names they like best from a long list, ending up with the least-liked of the bunch. Besides being fun, this is a great way to see which names other people (thousands have posted in each thread) like most and least.
Most Visited User Lists
Beautiful but Rare Girls’ Names, by Aurra
We like all of those qualities in a name! And so do a lot of other berries, judging by the number of visitors to this list, which includes such out-of-the-box ideas as Alienor, Birdie, and Timothea. But we don’t think #1 Sophia belongs here…
Which were your personal favorite Nameberry features of the past year?