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Overview

For years, expectant parents have relied on Beyond Jennifer & Jason as the baby-naming Bible. Now this classic bestseller has been updated for the new millennium, with 95% new material, including new chapters, new trends, new naming pitfalls, and more boy and girl names than ever-from traditional to trendy, and everything in-between, plus a comprehensive name index. Going beyond stale baby-naming books that simply list names and their meanings, Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana uniquely identifies the trends, styles, and connotations in today's baby-naming game. Look inside for...

-Classic names (Emily, Sarah, Daniel, William)

-Surname names (Brady, Chandler, Donovan)

-Place names (India, Nevada, Paris)

-Unisex names (Cameron, Jordon, Terry)

-Good girl names (Hope, Chastity)

-Biblical boy names (Aaron, Noah)

-So-far-out-they're-in-names (Cloud, August, True, Farmer)

-So-far-in-they're-out-names (Brittany, Chelsea, Justin, Ryan)

-Plus: African-American names, Regional names, Star-baby names, Sixty Traditional Names that Transcend Time, and much, much more!

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"The all-new edition of the "classic baby name guide."β€”The New York Times Magazine

"The best baby-naming book ever written."β€”The News Journal

"The arbiter of hip baby names."β€”The Wall Street Journal

"If you want some inspiration in naming your baby (or if you just want to spend some amusing moments), pickup Beyond Jennifer & Jason."β€”Family Circle

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312974626
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz lives in Los Angeles, California, and writes a nationally syndicated column on collectibles.

Pamela Redmond Satran is a contributing editor for Parenting magazine and a columnist for Glamour. She lives in Berkeley, California.

As authorities on baby names, they write a column for Baby Talk magazine, have been quoted in People, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times Magazine, and have made appearances on nationally syndicated television shows such as Oprah and The Leeza Show, and on CNN Morning News. Their baby-name books have sold more than 600,000 copies.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1
Style
What's Hot 6
The Century Names 6
The Surname Names 9
Hero Surname Names 13
Imports 14
The Brits & the Celts 18
Place Names 20
Comfy Names 24
Good Girls 26
Names in Bloom 26
Biblical Boys 28
The Irish Rogues 29
Riddle of the Middle 30
A Garden of Roses 35
So Far out They're in 35
Word Names 36
Nature Names 36
Day Names 39
Postvirtue Names 40
Profession Names 42
Word Names 43
Endangered Species 44
Mythological Names 47
A Girl Named Boy 51
So Far in They're out 55
But I've Always Adored Amanda 58
Fashion Limbo 60
So Far out They'll Probably Always Be out 64
Popularity
The 100 Most Popular Names for 1998 68
Pop Spellings 76
Meganame 78
Regional Flavor 79
Southern Belles & Beaus 79
Western Cowboys 82
New England Names 82
What the Rest of the World Is Doing 84
England & Wales 84
Scotland 85
Norway 86
The Netherlands 86
Germany 87
France 87
Good-bye, Dick; Good-bye, Jane 88
Starbabies 90
Boys' Names for Girls 92
Comfy Names 93
Imports 94
Place Names 95
Century Names 96
Biblical Names 97
Last Names First 98
Nature Names 99
Classics 100
Exotic, Unusual, Unique 101
And the Others... 102
Tv Reception 104
Disney World 113
There's Only One UMA 117
Much Ado about Naming 118
Brit Lit 122
Image
What's Really in a Name? 128
The Classics 132
Unusual Names 155
Why Briyana Spells Trouble 159
Creative Names 162
No-Nonsense Names 167
The Nickname Game 170
Short & Sweet 171
No-Nickname Names 174
Fitting In/Standing out 177
Class 180
Yuppie Names 186
Royal Names 189
Sex
Naming a Daughter 194
Feminissima Names 196
Feminine Names 198
No-Frills Names 204
Naming a Son 207
All-Boy Names 210
The Two-Syllable Solution 212
Unisex Names 214
The True Unisex Names 217
Boys to Girls 218
The Girls Are Winning 219
Androgynous Starbabies 220
Tradition
A Concise History of American Baby-Naming 224
Colonial Period & Eighteenth Century 224
Nineteenth Century 228
Twentieth Century 230
African-American Names: History and Traditions 239
Popular African-American Names 248
Muslim/Arabic Names 253
African Names 256
Names from Across the Ocean 259
Celtic Names 259
Scottish Names 260
Irish Names 262
Welsh Names 264
Dutch Names 266
French Names 268
German Names 272
Greek Names 275
Italian Names 278
Scandinavian Names 280
Slavic Names 284
Spanish Names 288
Variazioni on a Theme 294
Jewish Names 299
The Kosher Curve 301
Hebrew & Israeli Names 302
Conan, Patron Saint of Late-Night TV 307
Some Celtic Saints 312
Family
You Say Maria, I Say Mariah 316
Family Names 320
Putting the Name Before the Baby 322
Bad Advice? 323
Baby, Jr. 325
Some Juniors Who Made Names for Themselves 327
Sibling Names (for First-Time Parents Also) 329
Double Trouble 333
Whose Name is it, Anyway? 333
The Name Becomes the Child 336
Index 339
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2002

    MANY GREAT NAMES

    This book was an excellent source of finding names and meanings. The amount of names in this book is amazing! There are just so many names out there....who knew? This is an excellent choice for choosing a child's name you and your child will love.

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