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Cool Names for Babies Paperback – January 22, 2008
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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
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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.
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.
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!
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These ladies claim your child will be upset if you give her a name like Elizabeth, but will be the envy of her friends if you choose Poppy. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Judith
neat book, but felt like a lot of the chapters were "filler" i mean Rap names...come onPublished 9 months ago by Brian Gadus
This book is good for a giggle but that's about it. Save your money and stick to naming websites! This book is ridiculous!Published 11 months ago by Chester S.
These were not "cool" names... Most were bizarre. Read the whole thing and didn't find one to put on my list. Save your money.Published 15 months ago by Stephanie D. Burford
This book should be called Cool Names for Baby Girls..while it does contain names for boys, it is clearly focused on girls & unisex (aka girls) names - and focused on mothers'... Read morePublished 17 months ago by VTSoundMan
We found so many unique ideas in here (especially for girls), we're thrilled with this book. The Rapper name chapter was especially entertaining, and Chamillionaire is now on my... Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Nicole Nelles
So extensive and unique! This book contains almost every special name I can recall. I'll be rereading this over again and again!Published on February 27, 2014 by Aubrey Moore