Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $10.99
  • Save: $1.72 (16%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 11 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Cool Names for Babies has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book has already been loved by someone else. It MIGHT have some wear and tear on the edges, have some markings in it, or be an ex-library book. Over-all it's still a good book at a great price! (if it is supposed to contain a CD or access code, that may be missing)
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Cool Names for Babies Paperback – January 22, 2008

3.3 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.27
$1.99 $0.01

Get a FREE Amazon Echo with homework help
Choose from 40+ subjects with online tutors from The Princeton Review. Learn more
$9.27 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Cool Names for Babies
  • +
  • The Baby Name Wizard, Revised 3rd Edition: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby
  • +
  • 100,000 + BABY NAMES:The Most Complete Baby Name Book
Total price: $29.02
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

“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.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 2 edition (January 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031237786X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312377861
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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.
Comment 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My wife and I purchased this and "Baby Names That Work!" at the same time and we definitely got WAY more use out of the the Baby Names That Work book - this one is much more of a hodgepodge of names than a list that you can really work through. In addition, there are many names that show up in multiple sections of the book, which means that you're reading through the same names over and over again. Finally, a lot of the names in this book are way, way out there, so unless you're not satisfied with standard names and are looking for a book that will suggest something more along the lines of "Hurricane" or "Cabinet" for your kid, don't buy this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My husband and I have pretty common names... easily spelled and people still had issues with spelling and saying them! So I don't believe kids should be limited to those names that have been around 100 years or names that are just easily spelled.

My full name is also 21 letters long. I never had an issue spelling it as a kid. You learn! like anything else.

This goes over a lot of names that already exist, which a lot of people don't like. But we didn't think of it that way. We just looked at first and middle names and tried saying them outloud to see if we liked them. Lots of them are quirky but if you like different, you'll like this!! I also like it because baby name books now have like everrrry cultures popular baby names. Which is great for integration of families or namesakes but I don't think it applies to THAT many people. It was nice to see an American made book... with American names. I didn't like having a baby book with 100 pages of names I can't even say. And we like different names! So this was perfect... even though we ended up just making up our daughters name! But it was nice to know the name we picked wasn't as crazy as some names in this book!

Take a chance!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Cool Names for Babies
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Cool Names for Babies