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Baby Names Now: From Classic to Cool--The Very Last Word on First Names Paperback – August 16, 2001
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I didn't like all the celebrity references or all the place-name references. I saw those entries as part of a new baby-naming trend and I'm not into trends, so those names didn't impress me.
If you're searching for a name, then this book is good, because there are reasonable suggestions in it. I would just have to say don't pay too much attention to the comments.
My other complaint is that they encourage parents to give girls masculine names (e.g. Michael--I swear I am not making this up!), but discourage them from giving boys so-called "feminine names" even if many still consider them masculine or ambisexual (e.g. Robin--many people associate the name with Robin Hood or with Batman's sidekick). Don't they realize that this practice only perpetuates the double standard, rather than solving any problems?
I would like it if someone wrote a better version of this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish it had more history on the names, it's more of a basic overview and more about who is famous with the namePublished on December 23, 2012 by Rachel Roark
I read about how this was the best baby name book. We flipped through it eagerly but finished kind of disappointed. Needless to say, I bought another baby name book.Published on December 6, 2012 by Mo
Take a look at their write-up of the name "Zelda", where they refer to the name's use, referring to a Nintendo Character. Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Phil Landsberg
This is a unique naming book if there is any! I love how the authors weave pop culture, history, literature and just sheer good taste into each name review. Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by J. Austin
This book is great if you're looking for names for a story or something along those lines. You don't really get much in the way of meanings, and the selection is poor. Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by jessica hurley
Those who condemn this book for not being a long, boring list of name origins and meanings, or for stating that their name has gone out of style for today's children, are missing... Read morePublished on May 22, 2005 by R. Banfield
I was hoping for a book that would illuminate some choices for baby names, while pointing out any unfortunate associations I had not thought of. Read morePublished on August 25, 2004 by Cheri Twain
If you're looking for a dictionary of baby names, there are about a zillion other books out there to choose from. Read morePublished on November 11, 2003 by jct
If you are looking for a book that gives meanings behind the names don't buy this book. It only gives the author's opinion on the name or a list of famous people who share the... Read morePublished on August 2, 2003 by Lauren A