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Baby Names For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06900-4
380 pages
April 2011
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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.

General Index.

Baby Names Index.

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