your child's name in popular book titles

November 9, 2009

Aside from children's books (and books in general) I am somewhat (okay, a little more than somewhat) obsessed with baby names. I cannot get enough of them. I'm not pregnant, I don't intend to adopt a pet anytime soon, and I don't write stories, so I have absolutely no need for a site like nameberry.

And yet, I am drawn to it daily like a moth to a porch light. I cannot resist its pull. It's the blog that I HAVE to read EVERY DAY. If I don't get my daily nameberry fix, things get ugly.

I only mention this because today's post is titled Children's Book Names: From Aiden to Zoe. It's a great list of both girls and boys names gleaned from current titles at Borders Bookstore.

I have been compiling a list of books that feature popular girls names that I plan on posting sometime in the future. It's taking awhile because I want to actually read the books I put on my list and make sure they are good books--ones worth reading and buying. I've stumbled across several with beautiful names in the titles, but after reading the book was unable to put it on the list because I just couldn't recommend it.

Anyways, if you are pregnant or in the market for a name for some reason, check out their site! I recommend it to all my pregnant friends. And if you know of any good books with girls names in the title, leave a comment and let me know so I can look for it at the library!

About the book:
[When I was a kid, I always wanted to find a mug or a magnet with my name on it, but Vanessa was not popular enough then. I was so jealous of all the Jennifers, Amandas, Jessicas, and Rebeccas. Their names were ALWAYS there!

Even though it is fairly easy to find my name on your garden variety gas-station magnet these days, I still got extremely excited when I found this book at a local used bookstore.

Say Hello, Vanessa by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Illustrated by Lillian Hoban

A book with my very own name in it?! I was ecstatic. My excitement prompted me to start my list. I hope to have it ready sometime in the next several months.


Ana said...

I'm heading there!... it seems like we both like similar names I love Zoe I was thinking of naming our little Emma Zoe because of its meaning but I guess there's always a new opportunity hehe...

Katy said...

Cool site! I'm off to see what they've got! :)

Zoe said...

Hi Ana, Hi Vanessa,
I'm a Zoe that got called Zoe because of its meaning, and I love it! I was, however, nearly called Tabitha...
My eldest (M) has the same name as a famous Roald Dahl book (think clever girl, horrible parents) - and she has just listened to it for the first time on CD and quite literally fallen in love with herself :-) Hopefully she won't ever see me as such a ghastly parent.
As well as book lists, it's fun to find songs with your name in (well, it is for someone like me...) a quick search on amazon mp3 downloads reveals quite a few songs entitled Vanessa... but I don't know what any are like ;-)

Brimful Curiosities said...

For some reason that Vanessa book looks very familiar. I wonder if my mom read it to me as a child. The only book that comes to mind right now with a name in the title is A Tree for Emmy by Mary Ann Rodman

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