The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method For Finding The Perfect Name For Your Baby
Yes, your baby’s perfect name is out there.
The trick is finding it.
The perfect baby name will speak to your heart, give your child a great start in life—and maybe even satisfy your relatives. But you can't expect to just stumble on a name like that in an A to Z dictionary or on a trendy list.
That’s why you need The Baby Name Wizard. Created by a name-searching mom, it
Wattenberg’s advice on naming is thoughtful and perceptive; she doesn’t disparage any names, but she does give food for thought. For parents-to-be, the main draw is the ability to assess the popularity of your favoured name (whadaya ...more
The first twenty pages were written by Captin Obvious with advice such as, "don't pick first/last names which rhyme." As if you would do that unknowingly... But there were some examples worth a snicker when considering variations of a name; Benjamin Dover will inevitably be called ...more
In a process similar to how Pandora decides what songs you might like based on y ...more
and I read about 75% of it.... (I didn't read every single name... just ones I liked and their "brother and sister" names that I liked)
It was fun seeing how her idea worked. When I get preggers and Austin and I start considering names, I will buy this.
It is a fun naming book.
However... I do have a little disagreement with one thing... the FIRST COME FIRST SERVE RULE she talks about.
I understand her theory... but it shouldn't be a race to have babies so you can name your baby wha ...more
When I learned a baby is coming into my life, I've chose to indulge my love of baby name books. I was particularly intrigued by this one. Watten claims to have developed a pseudo-scientific method for helping the reader identifying the perfect name for their child.
Her "formula" is a combination objective data like the frequency of a names use ...more
It shows statistical trends for various names over time. It gives recommendations: "if you like this name, here are others you might like." It gives honest, candid descriptions of names and Wattenberg has a great sense of humor. What other book is going to be so brutally honest as to tell you that a particular name is "the twirpiest name in America?"
Thankfully...this description helped setttle the debate with my husband who wanted us ...more
This book was well organized by both the traditional abc order and then further seperated into name origins. I have an Irish last name, so I found it helpful to find a complete list of Irish first names. I also enjoyed the sibling name ideas she gave for each name.
I must a ...more
I love the author of this book and her website (also worth checking out if you liked the book). I was actually able to read this book for fun since it's not like other baby name books that just start from 'A' and plainly lists any name you could think of. The amount of names is definitely pruned down but it offers a more personalized way of going thr ...more
If you want to play with the interactive website, go to:
The methodology involved in getting you to the perfect name is brilliant. And the format is handy and accessible.
More than that, though, Wattenberg can write. She's concise, helpful, and entertaining, all at the same time. Seriously, she could easily be a columnist or something else invo ...more
Maybe my favorite name ever? Tarquin. I am hoping this will be the 'Leonardo' of this century, because I just bet a lot of money on it.
Anyways, the website is pretty rad too.
I just loaned it to my mom to help her choose a dog name for the puppy that she is getting next month.
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