About NamesNerd

NamesNerd was founded in December 2020 by Kyle & Jessi Larson. NamesNerd has a wide variety of name generators to help people discover great name ideas.

toby puppy with duck

How It All Started!

When adopting our yellow lab puppy we were trying to come up with a name that we both liked, so we turned to Google to find some good ideas. Unfortunately, all the sites we kept finding had either only a few ideas or huge A-Z lists with thousands of terrible name ideas.

Kyle, as a web designer & developer, decided he could do better and got started on designing My Dog’s Name, a site for searching for dog names! After spending countless evenings categorizing names in spreadsheets and setting up the backend code we finally launched the site.

We ended up going with a pretty standard name for our pup, Toby (initially we also considered Mac, but he seemed to sweet once we got him for a tougher sounding name).

We then branched out into creating a cat name site & now a site for all kinds of other animals!

kyle & jessi with toby

Our Team

Jessi is a marketing strategist for Fortune 50 companies who loves to research and write. She is the proud mom to Toby, a giant Labrador Retriever who thinks he’s a lapdog.

Kyle is a professional web designer and author who keeps our name sites running and looking good.

Toby is a giant 100 pound yellow lab who keeps an eye on everything going on around our house. He’s more of a chewer than a chaser, except when it comes to water. He’d swim to fetch a tennis ball all day long.