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Why your baby will grow up to be a Scary Information Glutton

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Everyone loves a clairvoyant. Especially when she predicts the future with as much bluster and certainty as Penelope Trunk, who pens a syndicated business column called the “Brazen Careerist”—and focuses her forecasting on one’s own beloved child. Trunk’s most recent projection, “What Generation Z will be like at work,” is irresistible. In a nutshell, it […]

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So many Michaels, so many Jacksons

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Whatever else you think about Michael Jackson, you must admit that he was wildly creative—except when it came to naming his offspring. As the Washington Post notes: Jackson is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II. (emphasis c/o Google News) What will happen to […]

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Choosing a perfect baby name: A Bonus Excerpt

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Readers of this blog have made one thing clear: They love insights into the risky business of naming newborns. This isn’t surprising. While writing The Perfect Baby Handbook, I came to understand how the pressure to select an extraordinary baby name can unhinge a well-balanced adult to the point where he or she considers “Aloysius […]

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Black lady soberly laments “ghetto baby names”

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

In this thoughtful video, one African-American expresses her conflicted feelings about names such as Bonquisha, Laquitta, and Dayquona—while ripping paper into shreds: Related Posts: • Perfect baby names: Eighmee. vs Amy • Which baby names ensure success? Ask Dr. Mehrabian! • Insider baby-naming secrets—part I

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Perfect baby names: “Eighmee” vs. “Amy”

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Back from Canada. The staff at Perfect Baby Handbook HQ on Montague Street greeted me with a sign that read: “Welcome home, Dhale!”—a sly reference to the time I tried to convince my high school teachers to spell my first name with an “h.” (“Dale” was too boring, I felt and I’d just watched a […]

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