Name-alyticsIf you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re very interested in names.  Maybe that’s because you’re expecting a new arrival – or hoping to be expecting a new arrival.

Or maybe you just love names.

Either way, Kelli Brady’s new book, Name-alytics, is for you.

Here’s why:

  • While I like to say that there’s no such thing as a normal name, there is such a thing as a classic name.  Kelli’s analysis of the names that have made the US Top 100 since 1880 sheds light on these stand-outs.
  • Overwhelmed by choice?  Kelli’s method of slicing and dicing the data cuts the universe of given names down to 356 for boys and 459 for girls.  That’s a pretty manageable list, with something to suit every style.  I could happily name a son August, or a daughter Alice … and that’s just the first letter of the alphabet.
  • Eager for a data dive?  There are charts!  And tables.  And every possible way of looking at the most popular names.

Overall, Name-alytics is a truly different approach to looking at names.  We spend lots of time talking about the Top 100 or 1000 for any given year, but this is wisdom gleaned from the accumulated data – a true picture of name history and trends, not just a snapshot from any single year.

You can buy your copy here, but one lucky Appellation Mountain reader will win their very own!  To enter:

  • Leave a comment here.  (I know there have been some problems seeing comments thanks to a recent site upgrade – my apologies!  It does not prevent LEAVING comments – you just won’t be able to see how many others are also entered to win!)
  • Go follow NameFreak! on Facebook.  Then come back and comment that you’ve done so.
  • Or leave a comment on the Appellation Mountain Facebook post, or reply to the @appmtn Tweet about this contest.

So that’s three ways to win hours (and hours and hours!) of name analysis.

A winner will be announced next Saturday.

Good luck!

P.S. This is an eBook, and will download as a PDF.  That means that the winner can be anywhere in the world!

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. Congrats on the book, Kelli! I just wanted to see if the NOTD Noor could also be fixed when the comments section is restored because I can only ready the first line. Thanks a million Abby!

  2. Hi Abby,
    I love your website and look forward to your daily posts every day. I have to admit I have been a lurker for some time now, but we just found out we are pregnant and your Name-alytics give-away was enough to get me out of the shadows. 🙂

    My suggestion if you’re looking for new baby names of the day is Mette (pronounced Mett-uh). It’s Danish.

    Thanks again for all you do!


    1. Congratulations, Emily – what great news! Mette will be featured on November 6. And thanks for your kind words. 🙂