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Rock and Roll Baby Names: Over 2,000 Music-Inspired Names, from Alison to Ziggy
by Margaret Eby
Everything an expectant music-lover needs to know about the lyrics, band trivia, and other rock-and-roll factoids linked to thousands of popular baby names. What do we know about Caroline? Neil Diamond says she's sweet and The Beach Boys say she prefers short hair when she's older. And what about guys named Victor? Prince and Blondie say Victor is possibly a saint, but al ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Avery
(first published April 1st 2012)
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Haven't read read it yet, don't need to really. But flipped through it in the library this morning and it is GREAT. It's well organized into sections I wouldn't have thought of and just generally neat. I think it would make a great gift idea, more so than other baby name books, because it has a little bit of pizazz.
Just ok. Learned some new things from the "liner notes" - including Bob Dylan's previous stage name - but a lot of the meanings and derivations were wrong, a big no no in my book of rules governing baby name books. Also, the names chosen for the lists were weirdly normal. I would have expected a lot more variety.
Margaret Eby has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Paris Review Daily, Bookforum, Salon, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she now lives in New York City.More about Margaret Eby...