I posted this in the games section, but it’s worthy of being posted here, too:
Nameberry is not like other forums. Nameberry has class, style, intelligence, and maturity. During the past few days, this site has been overtaken by appallingly rude and confrontational posts, and disgusting name games which glorify teen pregnancy and teen marriage.
In addition to this, newer members have been playing games without first reading the extremely easy to comprehend rules. Not only is this lazy, but it ruins the games for the people who take the time to follow the rules.
Such posts may be commonplace on other name sites, but they are not appropriate for nameberry.
Nameberry is the brainchild of [name]Pamela[/name] [name]Redmond[/name] Satran and [name]Linda[/name] Rosenkrantz, two gifted authors and internationally respected name experts who have written many books dedicated to guiding people away from trendy, overused names, and toward stylish ones. They have created an intelligent and sophisticated site, and such immature posts are in direct contrast to everything for which Nameberry stands.
If you are in love with trendy names, please don’t be surprised when those who are informed about names try to kindly enlighten you and direct you toward a more substantial name. If you prefer misspelled names, please don’t be surprised when people who are informed about names (yes, there is actually an entire branch of study dedicated to naming and names) try to redirect your choice.
Whereas many name sites and books simply provide you with meanings and origins of names, [name]Pam[/name] and [name]Linda[/name]'s books and site are unique, in that they advocate honesty when it comes to style. (One of their books is titled, “Beyond [name]Jennifer[/name] and [name]Jason[/name], [name]Madison[/name] and [name]Montana[/name].”) You need to pick the name that’s right for you, but it’s a good idea to get a feel for a message board’s prevailing style before posting.
Nameberry has always been an intelligent, classy, and tranquil site, and these new posts and behaviors are disgusting. Please grow up.