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By Madelyn

Translating your name into numbers can reveal more information than you might have thought possible.  The Expression Number does just that— it reveals your strengths and weaknesses and is just one aspect of mystical numerology that could be rather useful for expectant parents and name enthusiasts.

Using modern numerology based on the assertion by Pythagoras that all things can be expressed numerically, the Expression Number is obtained by adding your first, middle, and last name as written on your birth certificate.  Each Expression Number describes a personality type and can possibly give you reassurance that you have found the name, or might be useful in narrowing down your ever-growing name list.  Who doesn’t want to know if their child will be a leader, or the brains behind the operation?

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The Very best baby names

Today we’re publishing our biggest, best, and most original baby name book yet – The Nameberry Guide to the Very Best Baby Names — in a way that’s revolutionary in its own right.

You can pay what you want for this new, nearly-500 page book, which combines the selections from both our girls’ and boys’ name books to bring you the 1200+ greatest names on Nameberry.

That’s right: You buy the book for whatever price you want.

We’re inspired by the Pay What You Want model pioneered by Radiohead.   Original approaches are in our DNA, starting with our very first baby name book Beyond Jennifer & Jason, which revolutionized the way people thought about and chose baby names.  Organizing names into lists like Stylish Names and Unisex Names and Place Names for Babies?  Tracking what celebrities named their children and which names were inspired by books and movies?  Talking about th

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e deeper modern meaning of names and how unusual or popular names might influence your children’s lives?  We started all that.

And now we’re publishing our new book in a way that’s equally evolutionary.  We want our Guide to the Very Best Baby Names to be accessible to everyone and so we’re leaving the price of the book up to you.  For a limited time.  On the Nameberry website only.

Go here to pay what you want and download the new ebook in formats readable via computer, Kindle, iPad, and other devices — your choice.  Just like the price.  And just like your baby’s name.

Name your price for The Nameberry Guide to the Very Best Baby Names.  Click here to buy and download now. And please tell all your friends about our new book and our promotion!

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By Dalton Conley, adapted from his book Parentology

We may not control what race or gender we bequeath our offspring (unless, of course, we are utilizing a sperm bank in the Empire State Building for IVF), but we do have say over their names. If you play it safe with Bill or Lisa, it probably means your kids will be marginally more likely to avoid risk, too. If you’re like us and name them E or Yo, they are likely to grow up into weirdoes like their parents—or at least not work in middle management.

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By Gay Cioffi

When my son was about to be born, close to thirty years ago, there were very few resources for parents-to-be to turn to for ideas for names.  Nothing as wonderful as Nameberry, for sure!  As a veteran nursery school teacher of ten years, I had the added challenge of having favorite names already taken by my many students.  I loved the name Oliver, but I would forever associate it with one of the adorable boys in my first nursery school class.  And as the youngest in a family of three brothers and a sister, my older siblings had also gotten to favorites of mine, before I was even of childbearing age. I will never forget the phone call from my mother announcing that my sister Ann had just delivered a new baby girl and that she was naming her Jennifer. I went completely silent as I stood in the hallway of my college dorm.  “What’s wrong?” my mother asked. I hesitated, but finally confessed that I was hoping someday to have a daughter named Jennifer.  Of course, when I reached my sister by phone later that day I had only enthusiasm for the news of a new niece and her beautiful name.

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By Pamela Redmond Satran

How will you know when you’ve found the right name for your baby?  You’ll just know, some might say — but you might know that you know for sure if you experience one of the following 19 signs.

1.  Without even trying, you find yourself calling the baby by one of its nicknames.

2.  You doodle it in different handwritings on your notebook, just like you did the name of your first crush when you were 13.

3.  You suggest it to your partner and he or she can’t even think of one solid objection.

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