Baby name experts Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran's The Last Word on First Names
attempts to capture the best baby names of the '90s, with an emphasis on defining what's hip in baby names at this moment and why
. While maintaining a focus on the up-to-the-minute popularity of particular names--Dolly is too cutesy for the postfeminist age, for example--the book doesn't skimp on the historical background of each name presented. For parents looking to find out how Richard has changed through the ages--once favored by kings, the name peaked in popularity in the '50s and now returns to favor--The Last Word on First Names
baby name book to buy.
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"The baby's due and you still can't agree on names? To the rescue: The Last Word on First Names."-- Scripps Howard News Service
Authors of the best-selling Beyond Jennifer & Jason, "the arbiter of hip baby names."-- The Wall Street Journal