The Perfect Name: A Step-by-Step Guide to Naming Your Baby

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What expectant parent wouldn't grab onto a proven, fun plan for choosing a baby's name they'll love? A simple ten-step program shows how to determine what's most important to you, as you sift through names according to your family history, what's currently popular, sounds, meanings, ethnicity, originality, and familiarity (not to mention dealing with the suggestions of well-intentioned relatives and friends). You'll draw upon the diverse naming customs in other times and places, and become aware of psychological ...
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What expectant parent wouldn't grab onto a proven, fun plan for choosing a baby's name they'll love? A simple ten-step program shows how to determine what's most important to you, as you sift through names according to your family history, what's currently popular, sounds, meanings, ethnicity, originality, and familiarity (not to mention dealing with the suggestions of well-intentioned relatives and friends). You'll draw upon the diverse naming customs in other times and places, and become aware of psychological differences between naming a boy and naming a girl, as well as ways to find solutions when parents disagree. Best of all: more than 20,000 names to trigger your imagination, including sources, meanings, alternative spellings, and shorter and longer versions.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760742952
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/23/2004
  • Pages: 416

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

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    Very Good Gift for the Expecting Mother

    Got this as a gift for my daughter when I learned she is expecting my very first grandchild!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2007

    I found my child's name!

    This book was so nice -- it didn't tell me what to or not to name my child but it put me and my husband on a very nice journey. I will save this book in my baby's scrapbook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2006

    Very unique book!

    Great ideas for finding a name for your baby. I loved all the lists.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2005

    I've read them all and this is the best!

    First of all, the author does not tell you what to name your child. Rather, she sends you on a journey to help you find the best name for your baby that is derived from you and your husband. There's advice when conflict hits (which it did in my case) and many fun lists and activities to help you find a name. We thoroughly enjoyed this book and bought many others. The dictionary section is large enough to give many ethnic variations and this book even includes poems and quotes about names that were inpirational. Because of this book, we decided to have a naming ceremony (and we're not even jewish). You'll get tips and suggestions for that in this book as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2005

    Not at all what I expected

    I got this book based on the online description, and actually came back here to make sure it was the right book! This website calls it a plan for finding the right name, which sounded interesting. But it's really basically a dictionary of names, with just a little section in the back of ideas like 'think of positive words to describe a person' or 'what's the name of the place where your baby was conceived.' It seems like a pretty good dictionary, but I think the description should be changed because it doesn't match the book at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2005

    Another Dud in a flooded market!

    The description of this book on this website made this book sound interesting, but it's basically just another book of long, boring lists. I think it's the same info that appears (for free!) on the babyzone website. I know there must be some good baby name books out there - but this one is just one of the crowd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2004

    Fine, but mainly a list

    This book seems fine, but vast majority of the content is simply a list of names and derivations, with very basic information. If your looking for something that's more than just a reference book, look elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2004

    This book is so cute!

    I got this as a gift from my sister. It's adorable! It even tells you what different celebrities have named their babies. Plus, there's a workbook in the back with exercises that my husband and I have started doing together. (Personally, we need all the help we can get!) I recommend this book, especially compared to some of the other books out there that just give you laundry lists of names and spellings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2004

    The Best I've Found

    Most baby names are either lists or 'trendy' attempts to get you to buy them. This one is different. It's a process that works along with all the names you need to make the right choice. Buy this one!

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