I found naming my baby an unexpectedly difficult process. As someone who was given one of the most popular names in the last 30 years, Jennifer, I didn't want to give my baby such a popular name. My husband and I spent months making names lists and discussing possibilities. Having a baby name book helped tremendously.
Which names are the sexiest? The most powerful? How does your name or your child's name determine destiny? Why are 'I' people becomng doctors at four times the rate of 'O' people? Why do the Keiths of the business world statistically out-perform the Nigels by almost 300%? It's all in the most irresistible name book ever.
The perfect baby name will speak to your heart, give your child a great start in life, and maybe even satisfy your relatives. But you can't expect to just stumble on a name like that in an A to Z dictionary or on a trendy list. That's why you need The Baby Name Wizard.
For years baby-name books offered quantity or quality. There were huge dictionaries listing tens of thousands of improbable names with brief definitions; and then there was Satran and Rosenkrantzs Beyond Jennifer and Jason. Named a classic by The New York Times Magazine.
Over 13,001 boys' and girls' names, nicknames and variations, orginis, meanings and famous name-sakes. 15 steps to selecting the right name for your baby. Psychological stereotypes of popular names. Current baby naming trends. Fascinating facts.
For expectant parents, it's part of the tradition to pore endlessly over baby-name books searching for the perfect moniker. Names carry stereotypes, vary in perceived attractiveness (a blond bombshell named Gertrude?), and help influence how we see ourselves.
This book is amazing, fascinating and imaginative! The amount of information is astounding, a lot of effort & research has gone into this book to give the parent to be as many variaties as possible with as much information as possible ie: origin, meanings & differing spellings! It has names from 220 languages, so there's something for everyone! I highly recommend it to anyone, whether they are expecting or just interested. A fascinating book.
What's in a name? This newly updated guide, which lists practically every first name current in the English language, will help you find out. Here are more than 10,000 boys' and girls' names, including the top fifty from 1925 to the present. Listings are complete with information on origins, meanings, social significance, and much more. Whether you are looking up your own name, researching to make one of the most important choices for an expected child, or simply browsing for pleasure, you'll find a wealth of enlightening information in this invaluable and fun book.
This is a beautifully packaged book that's just great for a baby shower, when Moms-to-be (and Dads-to-be) haven't yet come up with the name that's right for their child! Plus it's a book that mentions ME, the editor of the book! In the "Initials" section, which talks about how important figuring out the resulting initials can be when naming your child, it mentions that my parents took care to give me a middle name, so that I wouldn't be saddled with the nickname EZ!
We all know names change with the times. In this century alone, Agnes has given way to Ashley and Dexter to Dylan. But what names will be the favorite choices of the future? This A-to-Z guide features thousands of names for boys and girls, with advice for parents on selecting names that won't fall out of fashion too quickly, updating traditional and timeless names, predicting the trends of tomorrow, and more.
A baby is coming, and choosing the name your child will carry throughout his or her life is one of the most delightful -- and most important -- early decisions a new parent must make. Now newly revised and updated, the best baby name book on the market has gotten even better -- with more names and nicknames, origins and meanings. Here are names that have only recently become popular, names of the most current superstar celebrities, as well as thousands of old favorites, accompanied by invaluable information on the derivation and history of each entry.
Ireland is famous for its beauty, its magic--and its lyrical names. This one-of-a-kind baby name book offers hundreds of choices for parents-to-be. From ancient to modern names and from popular to rare, this handy resource includes A-to-Z listings on a variety of themes, such as names for redheads, brunettes and blondes; famous Irish personages; Irish saints; magic, myth and legend; Celtic animals and plants; historical events and literature; and alternate spellings.
The 50 million people born between 1965 and 1977, raised on Sesame Street, disco, and video games, whose mission up to now has been establishing a unique identity, are growing up, pairing off, settling down, and having kids. Now, the generation made up of Scotts, Jennifers, and Starrs (with two R's) is faced with the task of finding just the right name for its offspring. In Puffy, Xena, Quentin, Uma, Joal Ryan's well-honed trend radar helps them get the job done.
For parents who are overwhelmed by the many possibilities for naming a baby, From Aaron to Zoe offers a series of cross-referencing browsers and a handful of helpful worksheets. Daniel Avram Richman's introductory sections cover meaning, ethnicity, name popularity by time period and occupation, and are backed up by an extensive section including definitions that reflect and correspond to the earlier categories. (Bob, for instance, is from the English, means "fame bright," and is less popular now than a century ago.) With all this information and 15,000 diverse names, it's nice that the book contains worksheets at the end to help parents trace the family-name tree, pick and match their favorites in every category, and keep track of the history of each possible name.
Here is a comprehensive collection of the most beautiful, interesting, and viable biblical baby names, each one imbued with the spiritual significance modern parents are seeking. A Is for Adam goes far beyond the traditional listings of names and their meanings to provide the kind of fun and savvy information you really want to know, such as a name's popularity and image, and to answer the sorts of questions that plague pregnant women and expectant dads.