Need the lowdown of first names? Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran, authors of the bestselling Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana and The Last Word of First Names, draw on years of research and experience to offer important insights like these:
Call your daughter Rose, but don't call your son Thorne.
Nature names are fashionable now, especially those that haven't been used much in the past. December, in other words is much coolers than April.
Although it sounds desert-like, Zahara is actually a Muslim and Swahili name meaning 'flower'. In Hebrew, it denotes brightness.
Diego, which is a Spanish form of James, has a lot of verve when combined with either a Latin or Anglo surname.
Though it has a hippyish feel, Jupiter has a legitimate history as a first name, used in the country as far back as the eighteenth century--in fact, Jupiter Hammon was the first African-American poet published here.
A fresh, illuminating, and indispensable guide to thousands of names--from Aaliyah to Zuri--Baby Names Now will provide the information and inspiration you need to make the prefect choice.