Bringing an already celebrated baby-naming book up-to-date for a new batch of parents, the authors of Cool Names cover a range of classic names, unisex names, "good girl" names, biblical names, "far-out" names, and more that reflect the latest trends in baby-naming. Reprint.
Quoted everywhere from Parenting to The Wall Street Journal, with over a million copies of their books in print, bestselling authors Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran are the baby-name experts. In this fresh and expanded new edition of “the best baby-naming book ever written” (The News Journal), they offer irresistible lists of names you won’t find anywhere else, along with their trademark wit and insight on the most important questions—and answers—for expectant parents:Style:What’s hot and what’s cool--including Honest Names, Spiritual Names, Kreeatif Names, The Two-Syllable Solution, Word Names, The Exotics, and a Girl Named Boy.Popularity:The most popular names in America and around the world, and whatcelebrities are naming their babies.Image: What’s really in a name, and why Briyana spells troubleSex: What’s it like for a girl to grow up with a traditionally feminine name like Abigail or Blossom; a no-frills name like Alice or Jane; or a unisex name like Dylan or Dakota? And are there any decidedly masculine names left for boys?Tradition: A concise history of American baby-naming, plus inspired ways to reflect your own cultural heritage.Family: Whose name is it, anyway? and other vital considerations.“Unlike garden-variety baby-name guides…[Beyond Jennifer & Jason] lays it on the line.”—Entertainment Weekly