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.
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.
A good one to reference while you search for the perfect name for your child! However, I have found that websites were also helpful while we created our short list of names.
Excellent baby-naming book, with lists of names for every imaginable category--classic names, surname names, unisex names, soap-opera names, creative names, even the "so-far-out-they're-in-names."
Great book of baby names! Encourages parents to be to look beyond the top 10 baby names for their child.
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!
Great book for researching names for baby. Much more than just a lengthy list of names.
This book has almost every name known. Great for expectant mothers that don't already have a name picked out.
Enjoyable to read. Nicely broken down into type of names with history into how they came in or out of popularity, as opposed to a dictionary list of names alphabetically.
WOW there are bunches of names in this book! Every odd, interesting and even normal name you could possibly never think of!
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!
I found two of my children's names in this book. Best baby name book there is.
A great modern baby name book!
Great book for helping to chose your baby's name! Chapters include Style, popularity, image, tradition, and family Over 300 pages of names and information about the names.
Pretty decent guide to interesting, traditional, and just plain average names. It was a good read in that first trimester exhaustion stage.
Best Baby Name Book Ever!!!
Contains a bunch of unusual names and some nice commentary
A very thorough and modern baby name book.
This is a great resource for parents to be, especially for those who might want baby name ideas that are not *quite* so common.
A good baby name resource.
Lots of fun & unique names in this book. Fun name lists like "So-far-out-they're-in" names!
The baby name book of all baby name books---the front cover is bent, but of course, you're not looking at the cover, are you? :)