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Top Baby Name Books

Posted by on May. 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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Looking for some good baby name books? Here are 13 of the best on the market. Have you read any? What did you think about it?? Which baby name book was most helpful to you?

1. Baby Name Wizard by Laura Wattenberg

"This book is a unique look at baby names. It tracks how a name has ranked over the years as well as the usual host of meanings, origins, etc. A very refreshing addition to the baby name world. I really like that each name has it's own chart to give you a quick view of where the name has been." 

2. Beyond Ava and Aiden by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

Beyond Ava and Aiden is a highly addictive and fun read. It is a great source for anyone trying to choose a name for a baby who is looking to get away from stodgy, lengthy lists of names, meanings, origins and lots of details. This spunky book of lists and characteristics is sure to find a place in your baby naming bookshelf.

3. Cool Names for Babies by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

Cool Names for Babies is a great book from Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, authors of Beyond Jennifer, Jason, Madison and Montana. These baby name gurus have done it again with hip lists of baby names sorted by theme. This helps you cut through the chase of looking through literally every name in the book!

4. Puffy, Xena, Quentin, Uma by Joal Ryan

Joal Ryan wrote this hip baby name book. Are you looking for something flashy and fun? This baby name book has names from stars (both celestial and Hollywood) and tips on giving your baby a less than usual name, including dealing with the birth certificate registrar who stares at you like you're mad for choosing that name.

5. Baby Names Now by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz also wrote this book on names. While it is very different from their first book of names, it is still a fun read. Again, the humor and sarcasm are so wonderfully refreshing. There are fewer names in this book, but more running, hilarious, commentaries. Perhaps it's supposed to be serious, but it really does make you look at names you choose.

6. Beyond Jennifer and Jason, Madison and Montana by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

This baby name book by Pamela Redmond Satran, Linda Rosenkrantz is one of my favorites. Not only does it go beyond your typical baby naming book, it's got some great stories and awesome lists. Why pour through 200,000 when you don't have to? The humor and wit kept my husband and reading, even after we found some name ideas.

7. 15,000 Baby Names by Bruce Lansky

And for those of you who want the traditional baby name book with thousands of choices and straight forward names, Bruce Lansky has compiled these names for you in an easy to read format.

8. O'Baby: The Irish Baby Name Book by Geoffrey Johnson

Looking for a book of Irish baby names? Look no further than Geoffrey Johnson's complete guide to naming your baby with lots of great Irish names.

9. Pick a  Pretty Indian Name for Your Baby by Meenal Atul Pandya and Rashmee Pandya-Bhanot

Looking for an Indian name? This book offers many names not found in your average baby name book. Including pronunciation guides and options.

10. Saint's Names for Your Baby by Fiona MacMath

Fiona MacMath offers you a complete listing of Saint names for your baby, including history, definition or more.


11. The African-American Baby Name Book by Teresa Norman

Teresa Norman has compiled more than 10,000 names from African and Muslim heritages. It includes the origin and meanings of the names and suggestions on choosing a name for your baby.

12. Baby Names Now by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz also wrote this book on names. While it is very different from their first book of names, it is still a fun read. Again, the humor and sarcasm are so wonderfully refreshing. There are fewer names in this book, but more running, hilarious, commentaries. Perhaps it's supposed to be serious, but it really does make you look at names you choose.

13. Bible Names for Your Baby by Joy and Paul Garner

Joy and Paul Gardner give you a biblical tour of names from both the old and new testaments. The history and the backgrounds and common usages of the names. A definite must for the person who is leaning towards a biblical name. It includes names that you won't find in other books.



http://pregnancy.about.com/od/babynames/tp/aa082002a.01.htm 

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