And it didn't list really random names from other cultures that we wouldn't use in America - that was the hardest thing about looking for names online -. Created by a name-searching mom, it uses groundbreaking research and computer generated models to pinpoint each name’s image, examine its usage and popularity over the last 100 years, and suggest other promising ideas. It looks like I'm not alone in my discovery of this great name. Also:Most popular names from around the world. So far it's been the best name book I've gone through. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Pages keep falling after one time looking through. It doesn't have a billion names in it - but it was helpful and creative and a different take on naming your bab. By lucubratrix. I love how it doesn't list the million ways to spell a single name. For each name it gives popularity (with a graph), genre, nicknames, sister-names, and brother-names, along with the meaning and some commentary on the name's "feel". Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2020. So, great, sounds like a winner to me. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The Baby Name Wizard: The Complete Book of Baby Names for Girls and Boys, 2020 Edition - Meaning, Origin, and Uniqueness, The Baby Name Wizard: The Complete Book of Baby Names for Girls and Boys, 2020 Edition - Meaning…. That’s why you need The Baby Name Wizard. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Traditional names that maintain popularity, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. You've seen the stop along the freeway on the way to Utah. The Baby Name Wizard is the result of my years of research into name trends. Something went wrong. So, it might be best used in conjunction with another book (I liked The Baby Names Almanac). HUGE missing information: Origin/History and meanings. Meet three names that became overnight phenomena thanks to the power of commercials. Huge disappointment. The name you pick will be the one, with some exceptions, that they will have for the rest of their lives. She also gives sibling suggestions (based on statistics, not her opinion) so you can see what other sister and brother names go along with the name you are thinking of using. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. As great as its predecessor (the second edition), but with new and updated information. The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name, I really like this book and the fact that with every name it gives other name suggestions. And it didn't list really random names from other cultures that we wouldn't use in America - that was the hardest thing about looking for names online - it lists names like "Aadf" where I swear someone just hit letters on a keyboard blindfolded! Please try again. We bought this book in a bit of a panic two weeks before my due date, as we still hadn't settled on an option for a girls name. Since we're not sure what we're having yet, I did actually go through all the names and read over 90% of the book. was looking for something with lots of choice. I also feel this way when I get really excited about a new drink at Starbucks. Also, it isn't just a dictionary of names, with every unrelated name under the sun listed in a. I'm only adding this book because I did actually go through over half of it (didn't bother with boy names) and I think it is the best baby name book I have seen. Veronica was a close choice for us, and both Veronica Mars (yes!) I will start individual comments with books for nested replying! I like the sibling entries, popularity ratings and the individual sections on different naming styles. The website that goes with the book is also very fun to use. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Even when my cousin was having a hard time coming up with a name for her second daughter, I could not offer up this book! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2011. Baby Name > Current rank: … If there is a notable difference between spellings for one reason or another, it might have a different paragraph for that name, but for the most part, it just lists variants. Where a family has adopted a girl name Suzetta ‘Zetta’ and I need help with naming the rest of the family. Try it, Once upon a time, tv commercials were America's common language. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Since its original publication in 2005, The Baby Name Wizard has used groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to pinpoint each name's image, examine its usage and popularity over the last one hundred years, and suggest other promising ideas. Got a long list and still no clear winner. Hello, I’m writing a story. I wanted a way to get that kind of inside scoop on names, too. It doesn't take up pages with 5 gazillion spelling variations of names (if you wanted to make up a new spelling, you could pretty much take it on as your own personal project, after all). However I really appreciated the infographics in this book, the suggested 'siblings' names' for each name and the grouping of names into categories such as 'Antique Charm' or 'Western'. Written in 2005 the context is slightly dated as far as up to date popular names but the book is chuck full of good info. The Baby Name Wizard: The Complete Book of Baby Names for Girls and Boys, 2020 Edition - Meaning, Origin, and Uniqueness (great, great and pretty good, except maybe in the toddler years) "In fact this name has been quietly cool for a thousand years, never too common but never disappearing. My only complaint is that this book doesn't contain as many names as many other options -- out of our 'long list' of 20ish names, I'd say at least 5 or more aren't even in this book. Baby names popularity and trends in the acclaimed interactive graph of baby name popularity. The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby, Three Rivers Press; Reissue edition (Feb. 8 2005). The name of your baby will be with him forever, and if your baby is meaningful to you, then you should come up with a creative, meaningful name, that will symbolize the importance of the baby to you and to your relationship. Put together sloppy. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. I loved using this book while my husband and I chose names for our babies. Please try again. Even though I am done having kids (I hope), I can not bring myself to part with this book. You'll see some of this research in the book's trademark popularity graphs, and even more in the "sibling name" suggestions, a key feature of my original buyer's guide dream. So I said "How about Cassius?" I hate the title of this book, and for that reason alone am taking away a star. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This book takes a unique and almost scientific approach to names. I eventually had a son and we stuck with the name we had decided on before I bought the book, but our decision was definitely cemented by the description of his name in the book... "A classic name, bristling with gentlemanly vigor, has been surprisingly undiscovered in the recent turn-of-the-century revival.." - Of course, I'm not going to tell you what the name is... you'll have to buy the book for that! A very helpful book for that momentous decision! Then there’s a ridiculous section which I think is meant to tell you not to name your kids but it doesn’t say it out right. BUT it's a very effective system given that for today's parents, the popularity of a name is often just as much a consideration as its meaning or origin. The name is derived from the English place-name composed of the Old English elements préost (priest) and tūn (town, settlement, village): hence. LOVED it. Here it is, the BNW book club discussion forum. Wild West names for a Repressed Mother Character, HELP NEED OF GIRL NAMES expecting 3 girls with only a month notice). Names are listed more then once very often. (which I am) "It sounds. (Father, mother two older sisters, and two younger siblings, (either boy or girl would be helpful. It doesn't have a billion names in it - but it was helpful and creative and a different take on naming your baby than I have seen in other "baby name" books. Here it is, the BNW book club discussion forum. It looks like I'm just part of a big, faceless trend of pregnant people who all have the same ideas about things and the same vision of who their son is going to be.