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A must-have guide for parents-to-be everywhere. Whether you're Irish, of Irish heritage or you simply love Celtic-inspired names, this book is packed full of the most popular, unusual and creative names around. By the best-selling authors of Cool Names for Babies and Brilliant Book of Baby Names, this collection takes you beyond the straightforward listings of other books and gives opinion on what's hot and what's not in the world of Irish baby names. The information given really helps parents to make the right choices and includes loads of original features -- pronunciation guides; which names are going up and which down in popularity; which are unisex, which are good as middle but not first names; and which should really be avoided at all costs. Packed full of creative lists such as Names that are Classic But Not Boring, Place Names, Names from Literature, Spiritual Names and Names of Irish Heroes and Heroines this is every new parent's one-stop guide to selecting the coolest Irish name for their baby. / Authors give their opinion on names, not just a straight listing. / Cool Names for Babies has sold 44,000 copies in trade and 256,000 copies in premium. / Much more creative ideas than the competition with a fun, up-to-date take on the subject which magazines and websites will love to pick up on.
Pamela Redmond Satran is a contributing editor for Parenting magazine and a columnist for Baby Talk in the US. Her articles appear frequently in the New York Times and Glamour, and she is the author of five novels: The Home for Wayward Supermodels, Surbanistas, Younger, Babes in Captivity and The Man I Should Have Married. Linda Rosencrantz contributes articles to numerous magazines, writes a nationally syndicated column on collectables, and is the author of several books.
Earlier this year, Rosencrantz and Satran (see their Beyond Ava and Aiden, above) published this compact and casual naming directory for Hibernophiles or those looking to honor their Irish roots. It includes phonetic pronunciations, historical notes, and a creative arrangement featuring categories like "Nick Name Cool," "Cool Character Names from Irish Literature," "Irish Celebrity Names," "Irish Saints," and, of course, the requisite Top Lists. Expect mom and dad to fight over this one.-Julianne J. Smith, Ypsilanti Dist. Lib., MI Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"If you want some inspiration in naming your baby (or if you just want to spend some amusing moments), pick up "Beyond Jennifer and Jason,""" --Family Circle" "Part advice manual, part pop sociology text . . . Satran and Rosenkrantz have a pretty solid record of prognosticating."" --The New York Times Magazine "on "Cool Names for Babies"