Beyond Jennifer and Jason, Madison and Montana

Beyond Jennifer and Jason, Madison and Montana

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Overview

Beyond Jennifer and Jason, Madison and Montana by Linda Rosenkrantz, Pamela Redmond Satran

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312974626
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.89(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Style
What's Hot6
The Century Names6
The Surname Names9
Hero Surname Names13
Imports14
The Brits & the Celts18
Place Names20
Comfy Names24
Good Girls26
Names in Bloom26
Biblical Boys28
The Irish Rogues29
Riddle of the Middle30
A Garden of Roses35
So Far out They're in35
Word Names36
Nature Names36
Day Names39
Postvirtue Names40
Profession Names42
Word Names43
Endangered Species44
Mythological Names47
A Girl Named Boy51
So Far in They're out55
But I've Always Adored Amanda58
Fashion Limbo60
So Far out They'll Probably Always Be out64
Popularity
The 100 Most Popular Names for 199868
Pop Spellings76
Meganame78
Regional Flavor79
Southern Belles & Beaus79
Western Cowboys82
New England Names82
What the Rest of the World Is Doing84
England & Wales84
Scotland85
Norway86
The Netherlands86
Germany87
France87
Good-bye, Dick; Good-bye, Jane88
Starbabies90
Boys' Names for Girls92
Comfy Names93
Imports94
Place Names95
Century Names96
Biblical Names97
Last Names First98
Nature Names99
Classics100
Exotic, Unusual, Unique101
And the Others...102
Tv Reception104
Disney World113
There's Only One UMA117
Much Ado about Naming118
Brit Lit122
Image
What's Really in a Name?128
The Classics132
Unusual Names155
Why Briyana Spells Trouble159
Creative Names162
No-Nonsense Names167
The Nickname Game170
Short & Sweet171
No-Nickname Names174
Fitting In/Standing out177
Class180
Yuppie Names186
Royal Names189
Sex
Naming a Daughter194
Feminissima Names196
Feminine Names198
No-Frills Names204
Naming a Son207
All-Boy Names210
The Two-Syllable Solution212
Unisex Names214
The True Unisex Names217
Boys to Girls218
The Girls Are Winning219
Androgynous Starbabies220
Tradition
A Concise History of American Baby-Naming224
Colonial Period & Eighteenth Century224
Nineteenth Century228
Twentieth Century230
African-American Names: History and Traditions239
Popular African-American Names248
Muslim/Arabic Names253
African Names256
Names from Across the Ocean259
Celtic Names259
Scottish Names260
Irish Names262
Welsh Names264
Dutch Names266
French Names268
German Names272
Greek Names275
Italian Names278
Scandinavian Names280
Slavic Names284
Spanish Names288
Variazioni on a Theme294
Jewish Names299
The Kosher Curve301
Hebrew & Israeli Names302
Conan, Patron Saint of Late-Night TV307
Some Celtic Saints312
Family
You Say Maria, I Say Mariah316
Family Names320
Putting the Name Before the Baby322
Bad Advice?323
Baby, Jr.325
Some Juniors Who Made Names for Themselves327
Sibling Names (for First-Time Parents Also)329
Double Trouble333
Whose Name is it, Anyway?333
The Name Becomes the Child336
Index339

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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.