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Insider baby-naming secrets, part II: Movie titles

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

One of the most popular sections of the The Perfect Baby Handbook are the tips on finding unexpected sources (such as the Ikea Catalog) for unique baby names on page 6. Here’s another bonus list: Names derived from the annals of motion pictures with single-word titles. (Remember that a source can easily yield both winner [...]

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Which baby names ensure success? Ask Dr. Mehrabian!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

A perfect baby name predestines success without giving off the stench of banality. At least, that was my theory when I began researching The Perfect Baby Handbook. But I needed proof. Luckily, I stumbled upon “Baby Name Report Card: Beneficial and Harmful Baby Names,” a qualitative analysis based on large-scale surveys conducted over 10 years [...]

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Perfect Backlash: The “Orphan” Trailer

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

“I guess I’m different,” says Esther, the eerily precocious child at the center of this upcoming horror film (July 7), explaining why she prefers to paint industriously instead of partying with less focused kids. And by “different,” she’s not just referring to her tenacious love of Victorian black-velvet chokers. Described as “extraordinary” and “mature for [...]

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The endearing quirks of the Nymbler “baby namer”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Have you tried the Nymbler “baby-namer” on Babble.com? I’m quite obsessed with this interactive name-suggestion generator. While it’s not quite as visually trippy as the NameVoyager (with its rippling pink-and-blue infographics so reminiscent of a Pucci print), the Nymbler is far more eccentric. While spitting out a predictable array of Brandons, Wyatts, and Emmas, it [...]

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Insider baby-naming secrets, part I

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

One of the more popular parts of the The Perfect Baby Handbook, it seems, are the tips on finding unexpected sources for unique baby names on p. 6. Those readers who’ve been pleading for more, equally sound advice on this topic are in luck: When writing the book, I researched several extra lists that didn’t [...]

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