So, after doing battle with the namelists for years, after crashing the database more times than I care to recall, I’ve come to a realization, which led to a decision.
I’ve made the namelist databases too complex. So, the way to solve this problem is to make the databases less complex. That does have some drawbacks though. We’re not going to have the cool-looking root+suffix lists anymore. Instead, we’ll have all of the names together in gigantic lists, separated by language, dialect, theme, and gender. I will look into finding a more complex database-search page so that you can search for names with specific words in them. (if you know any good wordpress pluggins that work with pods that can do this, I’d love to hear about it!)
This is going to take a lot of work over the next few months, but it’s worth it to have something that can function without making the website implode. It’s taken too long to get you guys the new namelists already.