Baby Names Now: From Classic to Cool--The Very Last Word on First Names

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Macmillan, Aug 19, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 480 pages
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Need the lowdown of first names? Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran, authors of the bestselling Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana and The Last Word of First Names, draw on years of research and experience to offer important insights like these:

Call your daughter Rose, but don't call your son Thorne.

Nature names are fashionable now, especially those that haven't been used much in the past. December, in other words is much coolers than April.

Although it sounds desert-like, Zahara is actually a Muslim and Swahili name meaning 'flower'. In Hebrew, it denotes brightness.

Diego, which is a Spanish form of James, has a lot of verve when combined with either a Latin or Anglo surname.

Though it has a hippyish feel, Jupiter has a legitimate history as a first name, used in the country as far back as the eighteenth century--in fact, Jupiter Hammon was the first African-American poet published here.

A fresh, illuminating, and indispensable guide to thousands of names--from Aaliyah to Zuri--Baby Names Now will provide the information and inspiration you need to make the prefect choice.

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In Baby Names Now, Rosenkrantz and Satran offer a slightly expanded and revised version of their The Last Word on First Names. Gone are the lists and trend-spotting predictions. Girls' names and ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Linda Rosenkrantz is the author of six other books in addition to the baby-naming series, ranging from Gone Hollywood, a social history of the film colony, to a childhood memoir, My Life as a List: 207 Things About My (Bronx) Childhood. A resident of Los Angeles, she also writes a syndicated weekly column on collectibles.

Pamela Redmond Satran is a contributing editor for Parenting magazine and a columnist for Baby Talk and TV Guide. The former fashion features editor of Glamour, her articles have appeared in publications ranging from Self to Good Housekeeping to the Wall Street Journal, as well as online at and She lives outside New York City with her husband and three children.

As authorities on baby names, they have written a column for Baby Talk magazine, and have been quoted in People, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times Magazine. They have also made appearances on nationally syndicated shows such as Oprah, and the CNN Morning News. Their baby-name books have sold more than 750,000 copies

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