Baby Names For Dummies

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Wiley, May 27, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 380 pages
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A name is the first gift to give to baby, and picking the right name is probably one of the most important decisions a parent can make before the big arrival.  Baby Names For Dummies is designed for parents to scan through a list of girls’ and boys’ names to find the right name for their new, little bundle of joy!  Baby Names For Dummies features a list of the most popular names; guidelines for naming baby; origins, meanings, and worksheets to help readers choose a name.  It will include a worldly array of naming options from various countries including Africa to Latin America. Shakespearean and Medieval names, soap opera and musical names, Biblical and Judaic/Hebrew names, as well as dated names of the decades will be featured.  Each entry not only contains the various spellings and pronunciations of a particular name, but its meaning, history and derivations as well. Baby Names For Dummies will include sidebar examples of celebrities who have chosen unique names for their little ones plus a value added feature set offering the perfect baby name suggestions for future political leaders, artists, or movie stars.   

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 327
4
Whats in a Name?
7
Putting the Name Together
23
Finding Names from Religion and Literature
45
Living the Legends Names from Myth and Saga
69
Writing Your Childs Story Literary Names
85
Naming through the Ages
103
Animals and Birds
218
Advertising Attributes
225
Moving In When Place Names and Natural Features
241
Featuring the Natural World in Names
255
Exploring the World of Names
259
Seeking the Stars
269
Tuning In to Musical Names
283
Going Hollywood Names from Cinema and the Arts
297

Getting Medieval The Rise of the Old Standards
119
Naming Revolutions From the Reformation to the Victorians
143
Romanticizing Victorian Ideas
156
Coming Up to Date Names of the 20th Century
171
Designing the Future Created and Constructed Names
191
Making a Point with Initialisms
197
describing the World Names of Quality
211
Names of Studio Artists
314
Playing the Field Names from the Sports World
317
The Part of Tens
327
Ten Practices to Avoid
329
General Index
337
Baby Names Index
344
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About the author (2005)

Margaret Rose, PhD is a freelance writer and an authority on baby naming practices. She's authored journal articles on the art of historic names and historic name communities.

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