What to name your baby: from Adam to Zoe
Choosing just the right name for your baby is one of the most important decisions a parent makes. "What to Name Your Baby" makes choosing easy and entertaining by providing the origins and meanings of more than 4,000 names, plus the stories of the actors and authors, politicians and poets who made them famous. This classic treasury, chock-full of literary and historical information, has been updated to reflect the latest trends in naming children. From the increasing popularity of names such as Lesley and Chris to the phenomenal resurgence of names of biblical origin, "What to Name Your Baby" shows you how to select a name that's easy on the ear and pleasantly distinctive as well. With a handy calendar of saints' names and intriguing name games to make the naming fun, "What to Name Your Baby" will help you select the perfect name for your bundle of joy.
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