A Los Angeles Times bestseller
"Reading The Amazing Baby Name Book feels like discussing name choices with your best friends. A great read when you’re looking for a name for a baby (or a pet or a movie character), from the traditional to the unique and unexpected. But also great to read when you have nothing to name at all and are just looking for a smile."—Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost
"A must for any new parents or name lovers."—Baker Machado, morning anchor, Wake Up with Cheddar
From A to Z and Everything in Between
What's in a name? Everything!
In this fun, charming, and wonderfully curated collection of baby names, authors Amy Ephron and her daughters, Anna and Maia, share inspired and witty ideas that will spark your imagination, providing parents-to-be with moments of humor, historical context, factual tidbits, and highly opinionated takes on the most creative names from Abacus and Abbie to Zoe and Zuzu!
Celebrating inspiration, inclusion, hope, and love—with a little bit of lighthearted attitude thrown in for good measure—this bundle of joy is the perfect gift for you or someone you love.
Amy Ephron is a best-selling author. She has three children and two step-children. She lives in the Los Angeles area.
Maia Wapnick is a brand consultant and Amy's oldest daughter. Maia has two children of her own. She lives in the Los Angeles area.
Anna Ephron Harari is a writer and Amy's middle child. Anna also has two children. She lives in the Los Angeles area.
Jennifer Bricking is an illustrator of children's books and video games. When she isn't drawing, she likes to skateboard, bike, and travel. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
"Reading The Amazing Baby Name Book feels like discussing name choices with your best friends. A great read when you’re looking for a name for a baby (or a pet or a movie character), from the traditional to the unique and unexpected. But also great to read when you have nothing to name at all and are just looking for a smile."
– Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost
"Best-selling novelist and essayist Ephron and her daughters Maia and Anna share hundreds of baby name ideas, from Abacus to Zuzu, in this attractive teal and orange book illustrated by Jennifer Bricking....[T]his isn’t a typical baby naming book but rather a compendium of fun facts from history, culture, and literature."
– Library Journal
"Accompanied by delightful illustrations, The Amazing Baby Name Book brings humor, historical context, and bonus fun facts to the world of naming....[T]his book is a gold mine of knowledge for all — whether you’re having a baby or coming up with character names for your new TV show."
– LA Parent
"A must for any new parents or name lovers."
Baker Machado, morning anchor, Wake Up with Cheddar
"[T]ake a flip through The Amazing Baby Name Book....The possibilities come with explanations. Go for Amethyst if searching for something 'elegant, sparkly, and slightly ethereal.' If you pick Zen, know 'it’s asking a lot of a kid.'”
– Air Mail "Best"
"This is my shower gift of the year!"
– Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author and host of Adriana Trigiani Live
“…this cleverly delightful and funny book offers context into a plethora of well—curated assemblage of names. There’s insight about ones you know (“Carolina: Can play the James Taylor song at the wedding”) and ones you might not know (“Dizen: It means “to dress up.” or “Minty: a spicier version of Minnie.”)”
“The Amazing Baby Name Book is Amy [Ephron], Maia, and Anna's witty, inclusive, creative, and highly curated collection of names.”
“I wish my wife and i had this book when we were searching for names for our kids. Amy Ephron has not only delivered an invaluable guide but a very funny read an instant classic and one that we’re sure to give to our kids Pickle and Adolph when they are so blessed.”
—Diedrich Bader on Twitter