9780312330880

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312330880

  • ISBN10:

    031233088X

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-09-01
  • Publisher: Griffin

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Summary

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 BoyPopularity: The most popular names in America and around the world, and whatcelebrities are naming their babiesImage: What's really in a name, and why Briyana spells troubleSex: 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 heritageFamily: Whose name is it, anyway? And other vital considerations

Author Biography

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

Acknowledgments xv
Introduction 1(4)
Style
5(60)
What's Hot
8(28)
Honest Names
9(2)
Spiritual Names
11(1)
Biblical Boys
12(1)
Red Tent Names
13(1)
Kreeatif Names
14(3)
The Two-Syllable Solution
17(3)
The Brits & the Celts
20(3)
Place Names
23(3)
Nature Names
26(1)
Riddle of the Middle
27(2)
Hero Middle Names
29(2)
One-Syllable Middle Names
31(2)
A Garden of Roses
33(1)
Starbaby Middle Names
33(3)
What's Cool
36(23)
Word Names
37(1)
Wilder Nature Names
38(1)
Day Names
39(1)
Postvirtue Names
40(1)
Profession Names
41(1)
Word Names
42(2)
Endangered Species
44(3)
Mythological Names
47(4)
A Girl Named Boy
51(3)
The Exotics
54(3)
Exotic Surname Names
57(2)
Fashion Limbo
59(4)
So Far Out They'll Probably Always Be Out
63(2)
Popularity
65(86)
The 100 Most Popular Names for 2003
68(14)
But I've Always Loved Emily
75(3)
Regional Flavor
78(1)
Southern Belles & Beaus
78(2)
Western Cowboys
80(1)
New England Names
80(2)
What the Rest of the World Is Doing
82(15)
Canada
83(2)
England & Wales
85(1)
Scotland
86(1)
Ireland
87(1)
Australia
88(1)
New Zealand
89(1)
Germany
89(1)
France
90(1)
The Netherlands
90(1)
Belgium
91(1)
Italy
91(1)
Spain
92(1)
Norway
93(1)
Sweden
93(1)
Finland
94(1)
Croatia
94(1)
Russia
94(1)
Good-bye, Dick; Good-bye, Jane
95(2)
Starbabies
97(24)
Hotties
99(3)
Honest Names
102(1)
Biblical
103(2)
Kreeatif & Unusual
105(3)
The Two-Syllable Solution
108(1)
The One-Syllable Solution
109(1)
The Brits & the Celts
110(1)
The Italianates & Other Imports
111(2)
Place Names
113(1)
Nature Names
114(1)
Boys' Names for Girls
115(1)
Last Names First
116(1)
Nickname Names
117(1)
Traditionals
118(3)
TV Reception
121(16)
Reality TV Names
130(2)
It Takes One to Play One
132(1)
Disney World
133(4)
There's Only One Uma
137(4)
Much Ado About Naming
141(5)
Brit Lit
146(5)
Image
151(64)
What's Really in a Name?
154(5)
The Classics
159(22)
Unusual Names
181(8)
Why Briyana Spells Trouble
186(3)
Creative Names
189(4)
No-Nonsense Names
193(3)
The Nickname Game
196(5)
Short & Sweet
198(3)
No-Nickname Names
201(3)
Fitting In/Standing Out
204(3)
Class
207(8)
Yuppie Names
210(2)
Royal Names
212(3)
Sex
215(32)
Naming a Daughter
218(12)
Feminissima Names
220(2)
Feminine Names
222(5)
No-Frills Names
227(3)
Naming a Son
230(8)
All-Boy Names
234(2)
Tough Guys, Not-So-Tough Names
236(2)
Unisex Names
238(9)
The True Unisex Names
241(1)
Boys to Girls
242(2)
Androgynous Starbabies
244(3)
Tradition
247(86)
A Concise History or American Baby-Naming
250(14)
Colonial Period & Eighteenth Century
250(4)
Nineteenth Century
254(2)
Twentieth Century
256(8)
African-American Names
264(17)
Popular African-American Names
272(4)
Muslim/Arabic Names
276(2)
African Names
278(3)
Names from Across the Ocean
281(37)
Celtic Names
281(1)
Scottish Names
282(2)
Irish Names
284(2)
Welsh Names
286(1)
Dutch Names
287(2)
French Names
289(5)
German Names
294(3)
Greek Names
297(2)
Italian Names
299(1)
Scandinavian Names
300(4)
Slavic Names
304(4)
Spanish Names
308(5)
Variazioni on a Theme
313(5)
Jewish Names
318(8)
The Kosher Curve
320(1)
Hebrew & Israeli Names
321(5)
Conan, Patron Saint of Late-Night TV
326(7)
Some Celtic Saints
330(3)
Family
333(34)
You Say Maria, I Say Mariah
336(5)
Family Names
341(3)
Putting the Name Before the Baby
344(2)
Bad Advice?
346(2)
Baby Jr.
348(5)
Some Juniors Who Made Names for Themselves
350(3)
Sibling Names
353(6)
Double Trouble
356(1)
Twin Starbabies
357(2)
Whose Name Is It, Anyway?
359(3)
The Name Becomes the Child
362(5)
Index 367

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