Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now

Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now

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Overview

Quoted everywhere from Parenting to The Wall Street Journal, with more than a million copies of their books in print, bestselling authors Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran are the baby-name experts. In this fresh and expanded new edition of "the best baby-naming book ever written" (The News Journal), they offer irresistible lists of names you won't find anywhere else, along with their trademark wit and insight on the most important questions—-and answers—-for expectant parents:

Style: What's hot and what's cool—-including Honest Names, Spiritual Names, Kreeatif Names, The Two-Syllable Solution, Word Names, The Exotics, and a Girl Named Boy

Popularity: The most popular names in America and around the world, and what celebrities are naming their babies

Image: What's really in a name, and why Briyana spells trouble

Sex: What's it like for a girl to grow up with a traditionally feminine name like Abigail or Blossom; a no-frills name like Alice or Jane; or a unisex name like Dylan or Dakota? And are there any decidedly masculine names left for boys?

Tradition: A concise history of American baby naming, plus inspired ways to reflect your own cultural heritage

Family: Whose name is it, anyway? And other vital considerations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312330880
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz is the author of Telegram! Modern History as Told Through More than 400 Witty, Poignant and Revealing Telegrams and the memoir, My Life as a List: 207 Things About My (Bronx) Childhood. In addition to writing articles to numerous magazines, she writes a nationally syndicated column on collectibles.

Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of two novels about motherhood, Babes in Captivity and The Man I Should Have Married. She is a contributing editor to Parenting magazine, a columnist for Baby Talk, and a frequent contributor to such publications as Glamour and Bon Appetit.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction1
Style5
What's Hot8
Honest Names9
Spiritual Names11
Biblical Boys12
Red Tent Names13
Kreeatif Names14
The Two-Syllable Solution17
The Brits & the Celts20
Place Names23
Nature Names26
Riddle of the Middle27
Hero Middle Names29
One-Syllable Middle Names31
A Garden of Roses33
Starbaby Middle Names33
What's Cool36
Word Names37
Wilder Nature Names38
Day Names39
Postvirtue Names40
Profession Names41
Word Names42
Endangered Species44
Mythological Names47
A Girl Named Boy51
The Exotics54
Exotic Surname Names57
Fashion Limbo59
So Far Out They'll Probably Always Be Out63
Popularity65
The 100 Most Popular Names for 200368
But I've Always Loved Emily75
Regional Flavor78
Southern Belles & Beaus78
Western Cowboys80
New England Names80
What the Rest of the World Is Doing82
Canada83
England & Wales85
Scotland86
Ireland87
Australia88
New Zealand89
Germany89
France90
The Netherlands90
Belgium91
Italy91
Spain92
Norway93
Sweden93
Finland94
Croatia94
Russia94
Good-bye, Dick; Good-bye, Jane95
Starbabies97
Hotties99
Honest Names102
Biblical103
Kreeatif & Unusual105
The Two-Syllable Solution108
The One-Syllable Solution109
The Brits & the Celts110
The Italianates & Other Imports111
Place Names113
Nature Names114
Boys' Names for Girls115
Last Names First116
Nickname Names117
Traditionals118
TV Reception121
Reality TV Names130
It Takes One to Play One132
Disney World133
There's Only One Uma137
Much Ado About Naming141
Brit Lit146
Image151
What's Really in a Name?154
The Classics159
Unusual Names181
Why Briyana Spells Trouble186
Creative Names189
No-Nonsense Names193
The Nickname Game196
Short & Sweet198
No-Nickname Names201
Fitting In/Standing Out204
Class207
Yuppie Names210
Royal Names212
Sex215
Naming a Daughter218
Feminissima Names220
Feminine Names222
No-Frills Names227
Naming a Son230
All-Boy Names234
Tough Guys, Not-So-Tough Names236
Unisex Names238
The True Unisex Names241
Boys to Girls242
Androgynous Starbabies244
Tradition247
A Concise History of American Baby-Naming250
Colonial Period & Eighteenth Century250
Nineteenth Century254
Twentieth Century256
African-American Names264
Popular African-American Names272
Muslim/Arabic Names276
African Names278
Names from Across the Ocean281
Celtic Names281
Scottish Names282
Irish Names284
Welsh Names286
Dutch Names287
French Names289
German Names294
Greek Names297
Italian Names299
Scandinavian Names300
Slavic Names304
Spanish Names308
Variazioni on a Theme313
Jewish Names318
The Kosher Curve320
Hebrew & Israeli Names321
Conan. Patron Saint of Late-Night TV326
Some Celtic Saints330
Family333
You Say Maria. I Say Mariah336
Family Names341
Putting the Name Before the Baby344
Bad Advice?346
Baby Jr.348
Some Juniors Who Made Names for Themselves350
Sibling Names353
Double Trouble356
Twin Starbabies357
Whose Name Is It. Anyway?359
The Name Becomes the Child362
Index367

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