Baby Names For Dummies
Part I: Getting Ready to Name Your Baby!
Chapter 1: What’s in a Name?
Chapter 2: Considering the Factors in Picking Out a Name
Chapter 3: Putting the Name Together
Part II: Finding Names from Religion and Literature.
Chapter 4: Searching Scripture: Names from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Chapter 5: Living the Legends: Names from Myth and Saga.
Chapter 6: Writing Your Child’s Story: Literary Names from Shakespeare and Others.
Part III: Naming through the Ages.
Chapter 7: Building Empires: Classical Names.
Chapter 8: Getting Medieval: The Rise of the “Old Standards”.
Chapter 9: Naming Revolutions: From the Reformation to the Victorians.
Chapter 10: Coming Up to Date: Names of the 20th Century.
Chapter 11: Designing the Future: Created and Constructed Names.
Part IV: Describing the World: Names of Quality, Character, and Location.
Chapter 12: Re-using Rubies, Roses, and Robins: Names from the Natural World.
Chapter 13: Advertising Attributes.5
Chapter 14: Moving In: When Place Names and Natural Features Become First Names.
Chapter 15: Exploring the World of Names.
Part V: Seeking the Stars: Names from Popular Culture.
Chapter 16: Sitcoms, Soaps, and Serials: Names from TV Land.
Chapter 17: Tuning In to Musical Names.
Chapter 18: Going Hollywood: Names from Cinema and the Arts.
Chapter 19: Playing the Field: Names from the Sports World.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Practices to Avoid.9
Chapter 21: Ten Types of Resources to Consider.
Baby Names Index.