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The most convenient, value-priced reference for parents-to-be who want an easy guide to the best baby names out there

From the author of the #1 baby name book in the country comes an updated edition of the mass entry into the category: 25,001 Best Baby Names.

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The most convenient, value-priced reference for parents-to-be who want an easy guide to the best baby names out there

From the author of the #1 baby name book in the country comes an updated edition of the mass entry into the category: 25,001 Best Baby Names.

An easy-to-use, affordable book aimed at frazzled, overwhelmed parents-to-be, this is the perfect reference to make naming boys and girls quick and painless. 25,001 Best Baby Names is thoroughly researched and updated to reflect recent trends in baby names.

In a compact format and with incredible variety, 25,001 Best Baby Names offers a low price, a handy package, and the most current names for parents making one of their biggest decisions for baby.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402226595
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 1,384,877
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lesley Bolton is a freelance writer and publishing professional with over six years of publishing experience. She is also the author of The Complete Book of Baby Names, The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books, and The Everything Psychology Book. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Introduction to 25,001 Best Baby Names

Let's face it: you have enough to worry about in anticipation of your new arrival. So, why make the baby-naming process any more stressful than it has to be? This is not to undermine the importance of giving your child a name he or she will be proud to say, write, and wear for the rest of his or her life. In fact, a name is one of the greatest gifts you will ever give your child. But the process doesn't have to be one of the horror stories haunting baby showers and parenting circles.

If you are looking for a quick, easy, fun, and-most important-painless approach to baby-naming, 25,001 Best Baby Names will become your best friend. This book has been designed to set before you the best of the best, from the most popular new names to the treasured classics. And for those of you looking for something a little more exotic, there are plenty of names from countries around the world.

Whether you are looking for a specific meaning or origin or a variation of a popular name, you are given all the information you'll need to make an informed decision. 25,001 Best Baby Names is chock-full of variety and has the most up-to-date information on baby-naming trends- all in one handy, parent-friendly book. So, if you're ready to call your little one something other than Baby, you've made that first step in the right direction with this book. Kick back, destress, and enjoy 25,001 Best Baby Names.

Happy baby-naming!

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Table of Contents


Part One: 30 Fun Lists

Classic Names
Nobel Prize—Winners
Biblical Names
Exotic Names
Influential Names
Presidential Names
Powerful Names
Olympian Names
Nicknames as Names
Last Names First
Children's Lit
Forensic Scientists
Names That Are Candidates for Nicknames
Celebrity Baby Names
Names with Great Expectations
Patriotic Names
The "In Crowd" Names
Strong Names
Urban Names
Country Names
Poker Players
Disney Names
Most Popular Names of the 1950s
Most Popular Names of the 1960s
Most Popular Names of the 1970s
Most Popular Names of the 1980s
Most Popular Names of the 1990s
Most Popular Names of 2000
Most Popular Names of 2004
Most Popular Twin Names of 2004

Part Two: Boys

Part Three: Girls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2008

    Waste of Money!!

    I'm glad I didn't pay alot for this book, or I would have taken it back. What a waste of time though. The first 14 pages include lists of 'normal' names, but the rest of the book is a mixture of names so uncommon you wouldn't name your dog. I was really hoping a name book would help us...I guess this wasn't the one. There wasn't much to choose from at the store, but if this is what they carry the others must be really bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2008

    This book could not be more WRONG!

    I don't know how this woman was able to publish this book! She actually has names like Reese & Riley listed as GIRL names only! What?!!? Riley does NOT mean 'a courageous woman'! Riley was a boys name for centuries and it wasn't even until 1990 that people started using it as a girls name. B.B. King's first name is Riley- according to this book his name means 'a courageous woman.' I think not! Sorry honey. Go back and get your facts straight before you publish such garbage! Don't buy this book! Buy a baby book that actually has the real meanings of names in it!

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