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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Second Edition, Revised and Updated edition (January 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031237786X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312377861
  • ASIN: B001GVJC7E
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,157,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The up-to-the-minute word on what’s hot and what’s not from ‘the arbiters of hip baby names.’”

---The Wall Street Journal

 

“Part advice manual, part pop sociology text...Satran and Rosenkrantz have a pretty solid record of prognosticating.”

---The New York Times Magazine

About the Author

PAMELA REDMOND SATRAN and LINDA ROSENKRANTZ are the bestselling baby-naming experts on Parenting.com and the authors of Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana (now in its fifth edition) and The Baby Name Bible, as well as the original edition of Cool Names, which have sold a combined total of well over a million copies.  Pam lives in Montclair, New Jersey, and Linda in Los Angeles, California.

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So extensive and unique!
Aubrey Moore
Highly recommended that you read this book if you are having a hard time picking a name for your new bundle of joy.
E.Summers
Now there are a select few in this book that are cute and unique but I found this to be a waste of money.
K. Lybbert

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By T. Zeller on May 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought the first edition when I was pregnant with our first child and found her name within the strange and weird. Our second daughters name came for the first edition as well. These names are WELL beyond the Jacobs and Emilys we know at least 15 each of. There are the strangest of the strange, Zell, and beautifully normal, Audrey and Wyatt. This book will definitely let you decide what you DO NOT want to name your child as well as what you could live with.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Skatcat on August 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
I almost didn't pick up this book in the bookstore. I mean, I figure any book that actually gives itself the moniker of "cool" would by default NOT be cool, right? Plus, there are tons of free website with lists of names, so why would I need to buy a book? But I started thumbing through it, showed it to my husband and we decided it was exceptional enough to buy it.

The book is grouped into categories, and sure, some of them are a little unusual. We aren't the types to name our kids after a video game character or a supermodel, but some of the other categories were right up our alley. I especially loved the suggestions for taking an ordinary name and tweaking it slightly to make it more unusual or exotic. Great idea! This book also reminded me of names I hadn't thought about in years, many of which I hadn't seen on the "free" websites.

All in all, definitely worth checking out if you are stumped for names and want something that not half the other kids in preschool will have.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Casey on July 21, 2008
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Out of all of the baby name books that I went through, this was one that stands out. It does have a lot of trendy names in there but that's part of the point of the book. If you're looking for more traditional names, there are tons of books that will do that for you. This one can point you in directions that you might not have thought of and I think that's a good thing. It's easy to read and the organization make it more entertaining to get through (you don't have to go through lists and lists of names in alphabetical order). Don't get me wrong, I think books with lists of names are useful but sometimes sheer quantity is not what you need.

On a side note, a great web resource is the Baby Name Wizard. Loved how that site charts the popularity of names over time and puts it into an easy to read format. I got the book by the same guys and it's okay. It just seems like another baby name book with lists of names. The website presents the information in a much better format in my opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lindsey B. Smith on November 19, 2009
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I used the first edition for my first two kids, the second edition for my third. It is a fun book. Some of the names in it are laughable but some are perfect. Names you have never heard of to names that you have but aren't so common. The lists are interesting to read through. For those who don't want their child to be the 5th "Madison" in their class at school.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amber Yarbrough on July 22, 2011
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This book was so much fun to read! There were great ideas that we had never thought of. I loved the foreign language names, and place names. We wanted something unique but that wouldn't get our kid made fun of, and this book had a lot of great options.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By brittyjb on February 4, 2011
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Do not buy this book if you are looking for a traditional baby name. I bought this book for a friend who is expecting and looking for a "original" baby name. This book defintely has strange names, yet they are usable names that will not embarass the kid for the rest of their life. It is well organized into categories, so you are not going alphabetically the whole time you are reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Adkisson on June 21, 2012
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This book helped me name my baby! So many options, and it narrowed down only the cool names from the current time period. Throw out those giant old baby naming books. This one will take you into the new century of names and can really help a struggling couple find a unique/unusual name. HIGHLY recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Lybbert on December 1, 2010
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I flipped through this book and found the names to be ridiculous. There are a lot of names that I wouldn't even think about naming a child that. Now there are a select few in this book that are cute and unique but I found this to be a waste of money.
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