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20,001 Names For Baby [Paperback]

Carol McD. Wallace
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Book Description

May 1 1995

Choosing your baby's name is one of your first and most delightful responsibilities. 20,001 NAMES FOR BABY will help you make that all-important choice from one of the most complete, up-to-date alphabetical listings available. Your decision will be guided by additional information, including:

  • Origins and meanings of names
  • Popular nicknames
  • Names made popular by famous people
  • Fascinating facts of historical interest

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    About the Author

    Carol McD. Wallace is a freelance writer based in New York City, she is the author of The Greatest Baby Name Book Ever.

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    1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new here Feb. 14 2004
    By A Customer
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    This book was not helpful or interesting to me at all. Getting through it was a chore - I did get through it - but when I was done I hadn't found a single new or exciting name to consider. It doesn't include pronunciations, which I found disappointing as well.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Loads of Information Jan. 8 2003
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    This book contains everything you want to know about names. You will find definitions, related names, examples of people with the name and much more. A great resource to have as you make a very important decision!
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    1.0 out of 5 stars Out of Date Book Dec 8 2002
    By A Customer
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    There were too many old fashion names in this book and not enough modern names. I recommend you look elsewhere.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of names. That's what you wanted, right? Dec 3 2002
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    For the standard long list of names in alphabetical order, this book does it well. Girls and boys names are separated into two separate lists, one making up the first half of the book, the other the last half.
    Just about every name has its meaning and origin listed. Along with it are variations of the name. This was particularly helpful and gave some extra naming ideas.
    But if you looking for something more inventive or creative, this book is not it. It's just a list of 20,001 names. Don't get me wrong, it does what it does well. But reading a list that long may start to bore you.
    I'd recommend getting "Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana" by Linda Rosenkrantz in addition to this book. This book probably has more names, but the "Beyond Jennifer & Jason" book will probably keep you awake, and give you some good ideas. I have both books, and I'm glad I do.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Nom de doubleplusgood! Oct. 19 2002
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    I went name by name through this entire book and didn't once stumble across the choice of "Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo." Perhaps this was #20,002.
    It's a shame really as this will be suggestion #1 when the girlfriend and I finally settle down and start having kids. (Note to self: find girlfriend. Preferably one who doesn't mind Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo as the first born's namesake).
    Now you may say "that name is obnoxious. Who would ever choose to name their child that?"
    The sort of person who doesn't believe the wedgie factor is high enough with names like "Bryndyn" and "Aynslie" that's who.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars That's a lotta names! Feb. 3 2002
    By A Customer
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    For a break, I enjoyed the list from "Breathe! A Guy's Guide to Pregnancy." Names included:
    Jack. Derivation: Irish. Orginal Meaning: "God is Merciful." Today's meaning: "My parents used a focus group to come up with my name."
    Leo. Derivation: Latin. Original meaning: "Lion." Today's Meaning: "Someone liked Titanic a little too much."
    Jesus. Derivation. Hebrew. Original Meaning: "Son of God." Today's meaning: "Utility infielder from the Dominican Republic."
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A great source
    I really like this book because it doesn't just list "Elizabeth" and the name's meaning. It also includes something of the history of the name, who has used it and when... Read more
    Published on Jan. 16 2002 by Marjorie Rose Daughtridge
    5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money you spend
    This 409 page babynames book has very detailed meanings of names. Boys and girls names are listed separately. Priced at less than US $ 4, this book is definitely worth its money. Read more
    Published on April 20 2000 by Bellamkonda Siva Prasad Tenali
    4.0 out of 5 stars Was Helpful, but could be more...
    This book has many variations of common names, but also many names that are not at all common. I found my son's name and meaning, but I wasn't entirely satified with the girl's... Read more
    Published on April 20 2000
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected
    This book turned out to be a disappointing resource. Although the book includes 20,001 names, many are unlikely and outlandish (Klotild, Edwige, Ghislain, Ethelbert, Birtle),... Read more
    Published on Jan. 5 2000 by "bermie"
    5.0 out of 5 stars ilove babies
    well my friend is having a baby and i wanted to get her a baby book for Christmas but i don't have the money right now so i was just going to print it out on my computer.
    Published on Dec 15 1999 by Gabrielle
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Everything it advertises and more. Out of all my baby name books, this is one of three I carry at all times. Read more
    Published on Jan. 31 1998
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