Naming Your Baby

The name you give your child will last a lifetime. Do you want to use a family name, name from literature or religion, or a name that has a special meaning? These titles from our digital collections can help you decide on a name for you baby.

Review provided by Hoopla

So you're expecting a baby - congratulations! Now comes one of the most enjoyable, yet difficult, decisions you'll have to make as new parents: choosing a name for your baby. We guide you through what you need to consider when making this important decision, as well as a generous helping of funny and unfortunate real names, so you know what NOT to name your baby: If your surname is WHITE don't call your child ISLA; Check that your baby's initials don't spell GBH or RAT; What are the top 10 boys and girls names? Who called their baby girl SURI? With over 10,000 names, their origin and meaning, we'll provide the inspiration and advice you need to make a choice you and your baby are happy with for life.

The 2016 Baby Names Almanac by Emily Larson

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An instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose for your child tomorrow, The 2016 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to browse. Here's a sneak peak at the ideas, forecasts, predictions, and suggestions you'll find: Why some names are more popular than you think (Madelyn, Tristan); The cutting edge names on the rise (Daleyza, Jayceon) and the superhot names cooling fast (Bridget, Orlando); The crossover pop culture names that will be moving to the cribs of tomorrow (Elsa, Tobias); Just how many Sophias and Noahs are out there.

Unusual Baby Names by Paddington Baher

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If you'd like your baby to stand out in a crowded world, then an unusual name is guaranteed to give him or her a head start. This book contains hundreds of rare, exotic, beautiful and unusual names for boys and girls.

Zodiac Baby Names by Russell Grant

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Choosing your baby's name is incredibly important, as the name carries a unique weight and meaning that the girl or boy will carry for life. The meaning of a name is often the reason behind the choice, but what about other more fascinating influences? Astrology has helped shape and guide us for millennia, and can even reveal hidden aspects of our potential and personality. The stars are able to give a fresh dimension to our names, so selecting one isn't the exclusive reserve of the newly born, but is for adults, too! If youre looking for a name to suit your child (or even yourself!), this comprehensive A–Z guide from Russell Grant is ideal. Arranged by sun sign, with a special appendix covering the planetary rulers, it has everything you need to decide on the right name to bring out the best in your baby or you, including a special fact file for each zodiac sign, how the planets influence every name, and thousands of names from around the world. Choosing your baby's name has never been so much fun!

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