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BabyNames.com Announces 'The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book'
My Gal Sunday - Did Nicole Pick The Right Name for Her Baby?
LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, actress Nicole Kidman released the name of her new baby daughter: Sunday Rose. According to "The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book" (Perigee Press, ISBN 978-0-399-53430-0), people think of the name Sunday as a person who is intelligent, caring, pretty, creative and artsy.
Released this week, "The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book" includes a chapter on celebrity baby names, as well as celebrity real names, royal names, fictional names, sports names, and first-hand stories from parents on how they chose their children's names.
Written by BabyNames.com founder and renowned baby name consultant Jennifer Moss, the new book offers these guidelines for expectant parents in choosing their own one-in-a-million baby name:
-- Family histories and traditions: Does the name mean something special
to you and/or your family members? Have you considered family names for
first and middle names?
-- Spelling and ease of use: Is this name easy to spell? Is it easy to
pronounce? A girl named "Gennyphyr" will be destined to spend a lot of
time spelling out her name and to suffer the reactions of people unused to
creatively spelled names.
-- Popularity and saturation: Are you choosing a truly unique name or
simply following the trends? Where is the name ranked on popularity lists?
Take into consideration that names that are popular today may seem dated
30 years from now.
-- Jokes, puns, and teasing potential: Will your child be teased because
of the name, or due to his or her initials? Is it funny to you? Does the
name rhyme with something teasable?
-- Pronunciation, rhythm and flow: How does the first name sound when
combined with your last name? Is it too choppy, or too long?
"Usually day names represent the day the child is born," says Moss, "maybe she just came a day late!" Jennifer adds, "Sunday is not yet trendy, nor is it popular -- yet! It may go the path of Jaden (like Will Smith's son) and become one of the top names, or it may stay in the 'Apple' category, where it's just considered pretty, but unusual."
"The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book" was released on July 1st and can be found at Amazon.com and major bookstores.