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#1 of 11 Old 04-26-2006, 10:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Yesterday, during our Ben & Jerry's outing, we stopped by Borders to browse and entertain the wee-one.

The baby book section just happens to be right next to the kids book section, so I wandered over and caught a glimpse of this book - The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby. One flip through it and I knew it was coming home with me.

I love this book! It is by far the most comprehensive name book around, and I would highly recommend it to anyone still searching for that perfect name.

While we're at it, you should check the Name Voyager (requires Java) on the author's website - it's fascinating to type in a name and see how popular it is/was. Unfortunately if the name wasn't on the SSA's top 1000 names from the 1880's to 2004 it will not show up, but it's still fun!
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Oh my goodness, I don't even want to tell you how many hours I've wasted on that website playing around with names. It's like addicting! The book looks great! I'll have to see if we have that when we go to town, or maybe it's time to do another Amazon order

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I too have spent many of a hour playing with that site and I find it easier to navigate as compared to the SS site.
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Bought the book...read it cover to cover...LOVE it!

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I loved the baby name wizard book. It was so helpful and just what we were looking for.
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Guilty of overuse of both book and website. : And we've already chosen names.

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I have definitely overused the website! My dh loves it though, because he doesn't want to use a really common name.
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i was surprised that my soon dds name was on the website!! i hardly found out what it means let alone find it in a baby book!! it was ranked 712 in 04 i am hoping that means its unusual. thanks for the time wasting website!!
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Thanks!!! that was a huge help in ruling our names we didn't realize were so common. We are still at a standstill though as 90% of the (very few) names I like dh vetos immediately. We have managed to retain a few, but most don't meet our prefered criteria. We would like a name or nickname with 2 syllables ending in an E sound. We would also like it to have a T sound somewhere in it. Here's what we have:

Piper
Addison (addie)
Reagan (family name)
Hallie
Dakota

Any help/input would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Thanks!!! that was a huge help in ruling our names we didn't realize were so common. We are still at a standstill though as 90% of the (very few) names I like dh vetos immediately. We have managed to retain a few, but most don't meet our prefered criteria. We would like a name or nickname with 2 syllables ending in an E sound. We would also like it to have a T sound somewhere in it. Here's what we have:

Piper
Addison (addie)
Reagan (family name)
Hallie
Dakota

Any help/input would be much appreciated. Thanks!
what about dakota as the name and Koty or kotie as the nickname? then you could have your t and also the e sound nickname...
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doesn't Koty sound kind of boyish though? It does look cute with those spellings...
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