From the Publisher
This is a beautifully packaged book that's just great for a baby shower, when Moms-to-be (and Dads-to-be) haven't yet come up with the name that's right for their child! Plus it's a book that mentions ME, the editor of the book! In the "Initials" section, which talks about how important figuring out the resulting initials can be when naming your child, it mentions that my parents took care to give me a middle name, so that I wouldn't be saddled with the nickname EZ! Besides the standard A-to-Z section that a lot of baby name books have, our book has lots of great other sections, from angelic names to names from the Bible, Saints, and Mythology, to Foreign Names and Names of Your Favorite Soap Stars (I watch "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live", so I made sure we got the most creative soap opera names from these two shows in here; the authors took care of the rest). The authors behind this book are a great team, who not only wrote this book but the really fabulous CHICKEN SOUP AND OTHER FOLK REMEDIES and MORE CHICKEN SOUP AND OTHER FOLK REMEDIES. --E. Zack, Senior Editor, The Ballantine Publishing Group
From the Inside Flap
You've talked to everyone and still haven't found a name . . .
Relax! Help is on the way! You're sure to find a name that sings to you in this clever, up-to-date guide. Is your baby bound to be an angel like Arael? Or as great as Alexander? A gentle Kevin, or a lovable Amanda? Organized by category such as favorite names over the years, song titles, celebrities, saints, flowers, and more, THE PERFECT NAME FOR THE PERFECT BABY gives advice and suggestions on:
*Names to consider if your last name is complicated or common
*Names of European, Latin, African, or Asian origin
*Names from the Bible, mythology, and literature
*Names of your favorite soap opera characters, and what celebrities have named their own children
*And much more
With a complete alphabetical listing of thousands of names and their meanings, THE PERFECT NAME FOR THE PERFECT BABY is a fun and comprehensive catalogue of great names *one of which is bound to fit your baby perfectly.