Not your typical baby name book. A fun read discussing baby-naming trends throughout time. A little dated since it was written in the late '90s. And yet, many of the predictions of what names will stay hot and which ones will fizzle have proven true.
An entertaining as well as useful baby-naming guide. The information it includes on trends, image/connotations, and traditions is good to have on hand when faced with choosing those all-important few syllables that will determine how your little ones are addressed their whole lives. And if you prefer looking over many lists of many names to see what hits you, this book has that too. Enjoy!
This book is not just a dictionary about what a name means, but is a guide to style, impression, and the image your child's name will have. If you name your child Steven, what impression does that give to people? How about Nigel? Francis? I definitely referred to this book when I was pregnant with both of my children. I found out that my childrens' names were classic, will probably never be out of fashion (because they aren't trendy), and that they would be good names for adults as well as children. Don't waste time with baby name dictionaries. Get THIS book!
Are you having a baby?? Would you like to find a name for your new little one that is unusual or different..then this is the book for you. It lists new choices and as as fresh insights into the power of a name to influence your child's life.