The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book: The Guide to Choosing the Best Name for Your New Arrival

The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book: The Guide to Choosing the Best Name for Your New Arrival

by Jennifer Moss,

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From one of the top parenting websites?a comprehensive naming guide featuring the unique popularity ratings.

Forget those traditional lists of names and their meanings?in guiding readers step-by-step through the naming process, as well as the seven things to consider, this book will help parents decide upon a name perfectly suited to their child and family. The only baby name book to draw upon the opinions of 1.2 million parents, each listing features a popularity rating derived from website feedback as well as the top personality traits associated with the name. Readers can also browse lists of names organized in unique ways such as names for sports fans or fiction lovers, and names to be avoided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101221068
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 624
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Moss launched one of the first parenting websites,, in 1996. She wrote her first book, The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book, in 2008, and her first novel, Town Red, in 2012. She currently runs a web development company and is the freelance author of many articles on the internet industry. She lives in Los Angeles.

Founded in 1996, is the #1 most popular website for baby names. It has been featured on CNN, and in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, and the Washington Post. It receives more than 2 million unique visitors every month.

Table of Contents

Preface   Cleveland Kent Evans, PhD     xi
Introduction     xiii
How to Use This Book     1
The One-in-a-Million Formula: Seven factors to consider when choosing the perfect name     3
Names with Tradition: Using traditional and old-fashioned names     11
Names with Character: Finding inspiration in novels, movies, and television     14
Names That Rock: Musical names from the rock 'n' roll era     18
Names with Fame: Celebrity names and naming     20
Names with Brains: Famous inventors, mathematicians, and scientists     26
Names That Rule: Royalty through the ages     29
Names That Score: From your favorite sports icons     32
Names That Travel: Using names of cities, states, and countries     35
Names Gone Wild: Names from nature     40
Names from the Imagination: How to create a name     43
Names by Meaning: Choosing a name for your child by its meaning     46
Alphabetical Listing of Names: Names from A-Z, including meanings, origins, and characteristics     73
Been There, Done That!: Stories from parents who have gone through the naming process     595
Your Final Decision: Choosing the perfect name     601
Endnotes     603
Acknowledgments     605

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