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The Perfect Name for the Perfect Baby: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby Mass Market Paperback – March 2, 1997

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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

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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.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Revised edition (March 2, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345412354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345412355
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,567,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on January 7, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When I became pregnant with my first child in 1996 I immediately began thinking about what I would name my unborn baby so my father gave me this book of names to help me decide. This book is a great read for parents that are not really sure what to name their kids. It is also great to find out what your own name really means and prevent yourself from making the same mistakes some parents have made naming their children. I think I have memorized the entire book. I have become a bit of a name nut since I received this book. If someone needs help with a name - they just call me. Hopefully my children will appreciate my dedication in searching for their names. I certainly appreciated the help.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed this book and I found it to be very usefull. It did not take long to go through and it introduced me to names I hadn't heard of or thought of before and introduced me to some old names I thought of before. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it didn't have same names in it that are more popular now in 2004 versus when it came out and was republished in the 90's. I highly enjoyed it and recommend it but it is not really updated to the times.
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A Very Topical Name book With creative Name groupings. pretty good meanings and creative listings. Very historical and Nature friendly names a good gift for a mom or dad to be.
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