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Best baby name book 2021: From classic tomes to new guides

Best baby name book 2021: From classic tomes to new guides | Name News | Scoop.it
From classic tomes to new guides, help make the important decision easier with the best baby name books from Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles and more
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A few not-to-miss things

A few not-to-miss things | Name News | Scoop.it
I also received a great review of my book by fellow CatholicMom contributor Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur (author of her own name book, The Catholic Baby Name Book) — she posted it on her blog, as well as Today’s Catholic Homeschooling and Amazon. Thank you to her!!

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Must Read: The Name Therapist - Appellation Mountain

Must Read: The Name Therapist - Appellation Mountain | Name News | Scoop.it
If you love names – or if you’re just fascinated by pop culture – Duana Taha’s The Name Therapist is a must read. Duana comes by her name obsession honestly, though her story is very much the opposite of mine. I disliked having a common given name; she was frustrated – that might not be a …
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If the review's this interesting to read, just imagine what the book's like. I've just ordered my copy.

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Baby Name Book Review: Baby Names - Laura Emerson

Baby Name Book Review: Baby Names - Laura Emerson | Name News | Scoop.it
Baby Names by Laura Emerson can be currently found in most high street booksellers in Britain with an RRP of £9.99. It was published by Ryland Peters & Small in 2013. Laura Emerson, a native of Colorado, is a fellow name-nerd who runs the blog nameisms.blogspot.com. Baby Names i
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Congrats to Laura on the book! Actually, now I read this, I remember seeing it in shops. All things considered, I think it's one to add to the collection.

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Blog in the Spotlight: Nameberry - KendraNicole.net

Blog in the Spotlight: Nameberry - KendraNicole.net | Name News | Scoop.it
If you know me in real life, or if you have been reading here for any amount of time, you probably know that I am a bit of a name nerd. My fascination with names manifested itself early in my life: as a child, I poured a significant amount of time and energy into selecting …
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Good review of a good site - and I agree, hurrah for like-minded people!

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The Best Baby Naming Sites

"It was a science I tell you, and a small miracle we ended up with any names at all, let alone two we actually liked. So I thought that I may as well share my tendencies with you in case you are in need of a good baby name too."

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With book recommendations, too.

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French Comedy What's in a Name? Makes Parents Bickering Over Baby Names Surprisingly Tolerable

French Comedy What's in a Name? Makes Parents Bickering Over Baby Names Surprisingly Tolerable | Name News | Scoop.it
What's in a name, when that name is Adolphe? Four characters at a dinner party — a fortysomething married couple and the wife's lifelong friend and brother — debate that very question for...
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Review of The Baby Name Wizard

Review of The Baby Name Wizard | Name News | Scoop.it
Laura Wattenberg is the author of The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby, first published in 2005. If you recall, this is Swistle's favourite baby naming ...
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BNW will always be special to me, as it was through it I realised there's a great big naming world out there on the internet.  (Waves.)  This seems a very fair review, and I particularly agree with the final paragraph.

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Stumped On What To Name Your Baby? There's A Decent App For That

Stumped On What To Name Your Baby? There's A Decent App For That | Name News | Scoop.it
Since my due date is rapidly approaching and the baby’s name has remained unsettled, I convinced my husband to try Kinder with me.
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Quite a full review of the app Kinder.

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Baby Name Book Review: Best Baby Names for 2016 - Siobhan Thomas

Baby Name Book Review: Best Baby Names for 2016 - Siobhan Thomas | Name News | Scoop.it
Best Baby Names for 2016 by Siobhan Thomas can be currently found in most high street booksellers in Britain with an RRP of £6.99. It was published by Vermilion in November 2015. Siobhan Thomas is a senior editor of babynames.co.uk, and this book is an updated version of he
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I've got this book and pretty much agree with Elea's review. If you're a name nerd growing a library, I'd say it's worth adding each new edition of this - think how interesting it'll be (for you or someone else) to come back to them in 20 or 50 or 100 years' time.

 

Also, I've just been checking out the revamped babynames.co.uk site - it'll be interesting to see how that develops.

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Review: Duana Taha’s The Name Therapist isn’t just for expectant parents

Review: Duana Taha’s The Name Therapist isn’t just for expectant parents | Name News | Scoop.it
Getting saddled with a moniker such as Duana can apparently lead to a life exploring the impact names have on our lives
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Duana Taha explores why names matter - Macleans.ca

Duana Taha explores why names matter - Macleans.ca | Name News | Scoop.it
The Name Therapist is half humour memoir, half gonzo journalism, with a dash of how-to.
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The Baby Name Wizard | xkcd

In the meantime, I’d like to recommend another unexpectedly engrossing blog: The Baby Name Wizard blog, by Laura Wattenberg (creator of the amazing Name Voyager graphing tool)."

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"The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards."

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"What's in a Name?" Find Out in This New York Times Movie Review

If don't believe me when I state that the name you pick for your baby can make a big difference in the lives of the parents and the child, go to a movie theater and watch what Stephen Holden calls ...
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Or to go straight to the review: http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/468888/What-rsquo-s-in-a-Name-/overview

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The Nameberry Guide to the Best Baby Names for Girls

The Nameberry Guide to the Best Baby Names for Girls | Name News | Scoop.it
Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran have brought out a companion piece to their e-book The Nameberry Guide to the Best Baby Names for Boys, this time focusing on the best names for girls. T...
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Ooh, the list of some of Anna's favourites is enough to tempt me...Blythe, Kerensa, Fiorella, and more.

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Spokesmama: Review: Expert Tools on Baby Name Wizard

" One of the best things about Baby Name Wizard is the tools available on the site. Namefinder, Namipedia, Name Voyager & Name Mapper all allow you to look at names in a different way, for free."

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I for one am a big fan of BNW, and it's very interesting to see what goes on behind the subscription in the Expert Tools.  There are some very clever calculations happening there!

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