- 86 pages
- Baby Names
- Rachel John
- 10 April 2018 Rachel John
The First Thing You Ll Notice About This Book Is The Way It Is Organized My Book Is Not Alphabetical By First Letter This Made It Harder For Me To Put Together, But I Do Believe It Will Be Much Easier For Expecting Parents To Read Through The Names In My Book Are Alphabetized By Their Ending Sounds For Example, The Boy Names Casey And Pacey Are Now Next To Each Other There Are Over 2800 Names Here, But My Lists Are Not Padded With Alternate Spellings Of The Same Name, I.e Rachel And Rachael If It Doesn T Effect Pronunciation, I Ve Only Listed A Name Once Some People Like Traditional Spellings, Some Like Names Spelled Phonetically, And Some Like To Really Mix It Up I Will Leave That Up To You By Clustering Names With The Same Ending, You Ll Get A Better Feel For A Name You Re Considering Look At Dana, Danna, Deanna, Deena, Dena, Diana, And Dinah One Letter Change Can Make A Big Difference You Ll Clearly See The Most Common Naming Patterns We Use, Such As The Use Of Ah Endings For Girls And Er Endings For Boys Do You Like A Traditional Name, But Would Like A Funky Variation On It It S Easily Done Using This Book Next On The Agenda, Are You Really Considering Naming Your Child Gormilleah Or Cluneah In My Book, Not EVERY Possible Name Is Listed If You Want To Slog Through 10,000 Names In Alphabetical Order, Be My Guest This Is Also Not A Rehash Of The Same 100 Names You Ll Find In Any Search The Best Place To Be Is Right In The Middle I Ve Included A Good Mix Of Elegant, Minimal, Traditional, Modern, Cultural And Biblical Options You Won T Be Embarrassed To Try Out On Your Spouse Speaking Of Is Your Significant Other, Best Friend, Mother Or Child Adamant About A Name They Want You To Use Has Your Sister In Law Stolen The Name You D Been Dreaming Of Is There A Name You Love, But It Reminds You Of Someone You D Rather Never Think About Again My Advice Is To Find That Name In Here And Then Find A Happy Alternative Where Did I Get All My Names You Ask Well, I Have To Admit That I Am Something Of A Name Nut I Ve Been Keeping Lists For Years Starting At About 12 Years Old It S Embarrassing But True I Also Scoured The Internet For Every Possible Way To Search For Names I Did Not Copy And Paste Huge Lists From Sites Every Name Was Considered And Selected And Then Categorized For This Book I Also Trolled Mom Forums, Read Articles About Baby Name Trends, And Listened For Names In Everyday Life I Am Looking Forward To Not Thinking About Names For Awhile Alas, I Am Not Including Name Meanings I Do Apologize You Ll Have To Look It Up If Meanings Are Super Important To You, Remember That The Meaning And Or Origin Can Change With The Spelling Also Remember That A Name Can Be Personally Meaningful Without The Need To Worry About What It Meant In Old English My Husband And I Named Our Son After A Mountain Near Where We Met I Hope You Love This Book As Much As I Ve Loved Creating It What S In A Name A Whole Lot
Rachel John is the author of books filled with awkward humor and sigh inducing romance When not burning dinner or chasing kids, Rachel can be found working on family history, writing, reading, or putting off writing by staring at Facebook She lives in Arizona with her husband, four crazy kids, and her desert tortoise.