If you are still trying to conceive or have only just got pregnant then there's a chance that you haven't yet gone through the experience that almost every couple expecting a baby goes through – the long session where you just can't decide on a name for your future child! You'll find hints and tips elsewhere on ThinkBaby that might help you with naming your baby but now there's a whole other angle to think about – what's his or her star sign going to be?!
Using the Zodiac to help find the perfect name
If you are a fan of astrology you'll probably already have worked out what birth sign your baby is likely to be, according to your due date, but Grant's new book, 'Zodiac Baby Names' not only provides insight into the meanings of lots and lots of wonderful names, but also puts forward the notion that particular names suit the personality of particular sun signs.
Indeed, Grant comes up with some examples of people who have changed their names later in life, to ones which better suit their sign (even when they weren't aware that perhaps the Zodiac influence has been part of the appeal of that new moniker).
'Zodiac Baby Names', £8.99
This book makes a fun gift for friends who have just announced that they are expecting and will certainly keep you amused if you're having lots of heavily-pregnant nights in at the moment! And of course, for those of you who even planned ahead to make sure your baby was Libra or Taurus… you'll LOVE it!
'Zodiac Baby Names' is published by Hay Publishing and can be purchased for £8.99 direct from www.hayhouse.co.uk.
Grant's paperback is crammed with wonderful names from the regular to the exotic, from the traditional English, Scottish and Welsh to names with centuries of importance from other nations around the world.
The names are divided up by sun sign and then by boys' and girls' names, and each comes with a brief description of what the name, historically, means.
For each new chapter there is a special fact-file all about that sun sign and Grant also explores how the planets, he believes, influence people's names.
You'll have lots of fun exploring what names Grant claims will suit you and your partner's own birth signs, too!