By Abbey Khan
2007 is here! So what lies ahead- a new job, a new house, maybe even a new baby? If you’re expecting this year and can’t decide on a name for your newborn, don’t worry, Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz have the solution. Their latest book, Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now will help you find the perfect baby name for your boy or girl.
So what’s in a name? Apparently, a lot more than you think. What you name your baby speaks volumes about you. Stylish names like Hallie, Madeline, Lucas, and Max says that you’re not too trendy, but you are in tune with what’s hot today. If you’re modern but like to fit in with the crowd, you’re most likely to choose popular names such as Alexis, Isabella, or Ethan and Jacob.
Show off your creative side like Julia Roberts did by giving her twins quirky names like Phinnaeus and Hazel. Other quirky names you can choose from include Lola, Ruby, Homer, and Nigel. If you would rather express your individuality and be defined on your own terms, then here are some ideas””Azaia or Normandie for your girls, and Craeden or Zyler for your boys.
If you’re just happy about this baby and don’t care whether it’s a boy or girl, then go for gender-bending names like Cameron and Jordan. These names give girls a competitive edge in school and work and soften the image of boys.
Last but not least, the most popular type of names among celebrities today are non-names. Remember the fuss Gwenyth Paltrow caused by naming her daughter Apple. Pretty much any word can be a name today, so take out your dictionaries, navigate a world map, or just go into your kitchen, and maybe you’ll find the perfect name for your perfect baby.