The Complete Idiot's Guide to 40,000 Baby Names, 2nd Edition

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Penguin, Mar 3, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 448 pages
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From Atticus to Zuzu

With 10,000 additional names and 50 additional lists (200 total), this latest edition is the most comprehensive guide to naming newborns on the market, and the most fun! With specialized lists, from world leaders to favorite characters from children's literature, biblical figures to Wiccan/ Gothic/Vampire names, Olympic medalists to Nobel Prize winners, plus alphabetized lists for each gender, this guide makes the name game easy, pleasurable, and enlightening.

- Approximately 4 million babies born every year in the U.S, and they all need names!

- Contains 40,000 names, 10,000 more than The Everything Baby Names Book and 35,000 more than Baby Names for Dummies

- Includes 200 specialized lists - even the names that have the best and worst nicknames - which add to the fun of selecting the perfect name


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Ideas and Inspiration The Lists 1
Noteworthy Names 3 5
Winners Winners and More Winners 45
Money Monikers 75
Political Names 81
Scientific Suggestions 95
Artistic Appellations 111
Naming Nationwide 135
Cultural Cachet 149
Hunting Through History 181
Names from Religion 195
Giant Alphabetical List of Names Origins and Meanings 215
Boy Names 325

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About the author (2009)

Marcia Layton Turner is a contributing editor at ePregnancy magazine, where she has written about a wide range of pregnancy-related challenges. She is also the bestselling author of more than 12 books, and her work has appeared on such websites as, and in such magazines as Woman's Day and Business 2.0, among others.

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