Big Book of 60,000 Baby Names

Big Book of 60,000 Baby Names

by Diane Stafford

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Overview

The only resource you'll need to find the perfect baby name!

The most comprehensive and giftable guide that offers readers a variety of the BEST — and most unique — baby names out there for both boys and girls. Easy—to—use and the perfect size for busy parents on the go, this is the baby name book that moms and dads—to—be will turn to again and again.

Along with 60,000 names to browse, you will find:

  • 150 fun and original lists for baby boy and baby girl names
  • Unique baby names
  • Tips and tricks for finding the perfect name
  • Country of origin and meaning of names
  • Alternative spellings of popular favorites
  • Inclusive variety of names from around the world!

Not a bulky reference book, not a stipped down sampling of names you already know, THE BIG BOOK OF 60,000 BABY NAMES is the perfect balance to help you find THE name for your new little one.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402209505
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 90,867
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Diane Stafford is the author of seven books, including 40,001 Best Baby Names, the number one bestselling baby naming book in America. Ms. Stafford is a former magazine editor and creative-agency writer. She lives in Newport Beach, California.

Read an Excerpt

Be Gentle When Baby-Naming: (Birth Names Are Nonreturnable)

When it comes to baby-naming, are people:

A. Just wackier these days?
B. More imaginative?
C. Less hamstrung by tradition and convention?

Because I'm a baby-name-book author, people ask me this question all the time. Those who are in the process of thinking up a name experience shock and awe when they hear the amazing names coming down the pike these days. They have never been weirder or wilder. Consider Denim, Sunny-Bebop, Moxie Crimefighter, Strawberry, and Diva-Muffin. Need I say more?

This doesn't mean that "substantial" names have lost their footing entirely. The top names on Social Security Administration lists for recent years still have scads of Michaels, Jakes, Joshuas, Emmas, Christines, and Elizabeths. It's clear that many U.S. parents continue to take the safe route when they're naming their babies.

But we do have a greater number of risk-taking parents, and that's because the name game simply has fewer boundaries today. Parents-to-be are creating names, pulling names from other cultures, and even choosing interesting words to use as names. So, when we're told that a girl's name is Lennox or a boy's name is Lyfe, it doesn't surprise us. Or when movie stars name their kids Pilot Inspektor, Trixiebelle, or Plenty, few of us are blown away by the news.

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