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20,001 Names For Baby: Revised and Updated [Paperback]

By Carol McD Wallace (Author)
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Lists thousands of girls' and boys' names from Abarrane and Aaron to Zuleika and Zoltan, and describes the source, meanings, and variants of both popular and unusual names

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Choosing your baby's name is one of your first and most delightful responsibilities. 20,001 NAMES FOR BABY will help you make that all-important choice from one of the most complete, up-to-date alphabetical listings available. Your decision will be guided by additional information, including:

Origins and meanings of names

Popular nicknames

Names made popular by famous people

Fascinating facts of historical interest

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Avon
Pages   496
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.98" Width: 4.38" Height: 1.13"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1992
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN  0380762277  
ISBN13  9780380762279  

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Women's Health > Pregnancy & Childbirth > Baby Names
2Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > General
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
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Nothing new here  Feb 14, 2004
This book was not helpful or interesting to me at all. Getting through it was a chore - I did get through it - but when I was done I hadn't found a single new or exciting name to consider. It doesn't include pronunciations, which I found disappointing as well.
Loads of Information  Jan 8, 2003
This book contains everything you want to know about names. You will find definitions, related names, examples of people with the name and much more. A great resource to have as you make a very important decision!
Lots of names. That's what you wanted, right?  Dec 3, 2002
For the standard long list of names in alphabetical order, this book does it well. Girls and boys names are separated into two separate lists, one making up the first half of the book, the other the last half.

Just about every name has its meaning and origin listed. Along with it are variations of the name. This was particularly helpful and gave some extra naming ideas.

But if you looking for something more inventive or creative, this book is not it. It's just a list of 20,001 names. Don't get me wrong, it does what it does well. But reading a list that long may start to bore you.

I'd recommend getting "Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana" by Linda Rosenkrantz in addition to this book. This book probably has more names, but the "Beyond Jennifer & Jason" book will probably keep you awake, and give you some good ideas. I have both books, and I'm glad I do.

Nom de doubleplusgood!  Oct 20, 2002
I went name by name through this entire book and didn't once stumble across the choice of "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo." Perhaps this was #20,002.

It's a shame really as this will be suggestion #1 when the girlfriend and I finally settle down and start having kids. (Note to self: find girlfriend. Preferably one who doesn't mind Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo as the first born's namesake).

Now you may say "that name is obnoxious. Who would ever choose to name their child that?"
The sort of person who doesn't believe the wedgie factor is high enough with names like "Bryndyn" and "Aynslie" that's who.

That's a lotta names!  Feb 4, 2002
For a break, I enjoyed the list from "Breathe! A Guy's Guide to Pregnancy." Names included:

Jack. Derivation: Irish. Orginal Meaning: "God is Merciful." Today's meaning: "My parents used a focus group to come up with my name."

Leo. Derivation: Latin. Original meaning: "Lion." Today's Meaning: "Someone liked Titanic a little too much."

Jesus. Derivation. Hebrew. Original Meaning: "Son of God." Today's meaning: "Utility infielder from the Dominican Republic."


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