|Fun with names
||[Jun. 19th, 2007|07:47 pm]
A birth community for homebirthers etc.
Everyone is having such great conversations on natural birth topics, etc, this is fun to read. |
I thought I would throw out a small book review for the book that is my current obsession and I've been dragging it around with me since I knew I was pregnant. Alas, it has nothing to do with natural childbirth.
The book is The Baby Name Wizard by Laura Wattenburg. I've got three other books that tell me the origins and meanings of baby names but Baby Name Wizard is different. The author discusses the popularity of each name. And she sorts names into categories or styles. For each name she suggests "brother and sister names", (basically if you like this name, you might also like these). The book is fun to read and fun to peruse. I've been amazed at how many families I know who have kids with names that fit perfectly in line with her predictions.
Many of you are probably familiar with Laura Wattenburg's program, NameVoyager or her blog. They are worth a look if you haven't checked them out before, as is the newest program using some of her data, Nymbler
Happy name hunting or obsessing to everyone out there who does that sort of thing.
I imagine I'm not the only one :)