20,001 Names for Baby Paperback – May 1 1995
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About the Author
Carol McD. Wallace is a freelance writer based in New York City. She is also the author of The Greatest Baby Name Book Ever and 20,001 Names for Baby.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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."
Most recent customer reviews
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. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2003
There were too many old fashion names in this book and not enough modern names. I recommend you look elsewhere.Published on Dec 8 2002
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 morePublished on April 20 2000 by Bellamkonda Siva Prasad Tenali
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 morePublished on April 19 2000
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