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The essentials of naming your bundle of joy
Ashley, Michael, Jennifer, Thomas-with all the baby names out there to choose from, what's a busy parent to do?
The Parent's Success Guide to Baby Names tells you everything you need to know to select the right name for your little boy or girl. This convenient, portable guide helps you create a targeted list of names so you can make an informed choice, featuring parent-friendly tips for:
* Choosing the perfect name for your baby
* Sorting through today's most popular and unusual names
* Exploring the origins and meanings of names you like
* Finding a unique name (without making your child a target for teasing!)
Plus, in every Parent's Success Guide, you get Top Ten lists and timesaving tips!
About the Author
Pam Mourouzis has been editing For Dummies books for more than ten years. She’s done yoga with model Stephanie Seymour, author of Beauty Secrets For Dummies; lunched with motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, author of Success For Dummies; and traded notes on basketball with former coach and commentator Digger Phelps, author of Basketball For Dummies. Her husband, Matt McClure, is a freelance writer. Together, they maintain their creativity in naming by thinking up alternate monikers for their “baby,” a 6-year-old Beagle mix officially named Emerson.
George R. Stewart was a teacher and Berkeley Fellow at the University of California. During his lifetime, he wrote many scholarly works and several bestsellers, including Storm, Fire, Earth Abides, and Names on the Land.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fussin’ about the Perfect Name for Your Baby.
First Things First: Using This Book.
Knowing a Name’s Importance.
Mulling over the origin and meaning.
Sounding out the name.
Deciding on a common or unique name.
Contemplating the spelling of the name.
Combining a First and Middle Name (or Two).
Naming Your Baby after You or Someone Else.
A junior dilemma.
Creating a Family of Names.
Knowing the Sex Beforehand — or Not.
Knowing ahead of time.
Waiting for the surprise.
Keeping Nicknames in Mind.
Coming Up with a List of Names You Like.
The Top 100 Names Being Used Today.
Chapter 2: Bailey, Brian, or Brent? Names for Boys.
Chapter 3: Gennifer, Gina, or Genevieve? Names for Girls.
The Top Ten Names from the 1950s.
The Top Ten Names from the 1900s.
Ten Names That Work for Boys or Girls.