Just the Perfect Name Author:Yvonne De La Paix What's in a name? Well, just about everything: an origin, a meaning, a sound-even the creativity of one's parents. So choosing a name for your baby may seem like a huge task. But "Just the Perfect Name" covers all of these, plus connotations, little-known facts, even tips on creating a name of your own. Try out each name aloud with a unique pron... more »unciation guide. And with 20,000 culturally diverse names to choose from, your baby's perfect name is only pages away.
Includes commonsense tips:
Cutesy names are good for babies-only. No one will take a CEO seriously if her name is Bambi.
Steer clear of overused names. (You don't want your Katie or Danny being one of twelve others at school.)
Beware of creative spelling. (Nicholle will probably change the spelling of her name as soon as she's old enough.)
Make sure the first and last names don't rhyme. (Scott Mott or Luis Ruiz might be the subject of a teasing song.)