Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I’m very thankful this year for every person who visits this site. There are lots of places to hang out on the internet, and I appreciate all the people who choose to hang out here as opposed to elsewhere.
I’m also very thankful to have some generous patrons — Clare, Christa, Emilia, and Aléna — who help me keep this site up and running by supporting me on Patreon. You guys are the best. :)
For those of you celebrating American Thanksgiving today, I hope the food is delish — dessert especially. ;)
And for anyone interested in supporting this site (via Patreon, for instance) just click one of those links…
Thank you to those of you who generously support Nancy’s Baby Names via Patreon!
Special thanks to four patrons in particular: Clare, Christa, Emilia, and Aléna.
If you’re interested in becoming a patron, just click that link. I’ve got two Patreon tiers ($1 and $3) set up, but you can adjust the monthly support level to whatever you prefer. Any amount would be helpful and much appreciated. :)
I just wanted to give a quick, virtual high-five to four of my wonderful patrons: Aléna, Christa, Clare, and Emilia. Thank you so much for your support!
Here are some of the cool things these guys are working on…
If you’d like to become a patron as well, please click that link. The tier levels are set to $1 and $3 per month, but you can adjust the amount to whatever you prefer.
Right now, the money I receive from Patreon (along with what I earn from Google AdSense) covers things like hosting and general upkeep. When I finally get around to making improvements/additions to the site, though, the money will be redirected toward activities like building a name database and creating some unique name-finding tools.
P.S. Did you know that Patron is a baby name? I’m thinking this has a lot to do with Patrón Tequila. ;) In Spanish, patrón means “boss.” (Boss is also a name, btw.)
I’d like to give shout-outs to three of my lovely patrons: Clare, Aléna, & Christa. Thank you so much for your support!
Here are some of the cool websites these guys are working on:
If you enjoy Nancy’s Baby Names, please consider becoming a patron. (If you’d like to be mentioned in one of these occasional blog posts, the “shout out” level is just $3 per month.)
Do you like crazy-long timelines?
If so, have I got something for you!
It’s a project I’ve started called “History in the Names.”
One day it’ll be an extensive timeline of U.S. baby names that can be correlated, via sudden changes in usage, to specific moments in American history. And it’ll include every single historically significant baby name I’ve ever discovered, classified by type of influence (e.g., actor, singer, politics, celebrity baby).
As of right now, the timeline only covers three decades. But I’ll be adding all the other years over the next few months.
My initial idea was to put all this research into ebooks that I could sell for a few dollars each (to help cover costs). But that experiment didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. So I’ve decided to change course and openly share everything I’ve got. Some of the benefits to this new approach are…
- It feels good to share!
- It allows readers to follow along and get involved.
- It makes the information easy to find.
- It might be of benefit to researchers and academics working with the U.S. baby name data. Or to those who study pop culture, mass media, American history, etc.
I’ll start adding years from the 1970s pretty soon. In the meanwhile, check out the timeline so far and let me know what you think. (Questions? Suggestions?)
And if you’re inspired to help support the blog, here’s a link to my Patreon page. :)