Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bring Back Beatrice Book Review

Naming your baby is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child. In our culture now days, we are getting some crazy names, like Apple. Or every one is naming their kid the name of the year, like Scott or Jennifer, Michael or Sarah.

When you pick a name for your kid, you have to imagine them using it for the rest of their lives in intervies, or their name being announced over intercoms.

In the world of baby naming, the clever has become ridiculous and the unique has become trite. Consider this: In 2009, American parents thought they were breaking the mold by choosing seemingly distinctive names like Ava and Aiden. But in reality, there were 17,082 Aidens and 15,730 Avas born that year.

Bring Back Beatrice, by Jennifer Griffin (one of MANY many Jennifers born that year) is all about the classic names, that are full of meaning, has taste, character, and a little bit of attitude. She was overwhelmed herself with the books on baby names, with all too many names or following the "tredy" names, which she wanted to avoid. She has never been anyone's only Jen, so her book is full of names that are a celebration of traditional names, one that urges parents to explore names worth rediscovery or a second look.

For example; Adelaide,Gillian, Liana, Ruth, Giovanni, Jonah, Lawrence,Lazarus, Miles, Orlando, Vaughn, Zayden to name a few.

 Each name is followed with a description, pronunciation, names it relates to, nicknames, and little diaper pins are next to names coming back into the "trendy" names.

Need to name your baby? You can pick up your own Bring Back Beatrice paperback book from Workman for $10.95

*I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Not paid for.*


  1. Any traditional H names? Please not Harold or Harry :)