Finally, for alternaparents everywhere, the baby-naming book that will ensure that your baby has the coolest, most unique name on the playground. Ashley and Jaden? Over. Atari, Bedford, Sailor, Puma? Oh-so-in. Indie-leaning alternaparents of every kind, from geeks to Goths, are all grown up and procreating, and they want names that reflect the individuality they pride themselves on. Hello, My Name Is Pabst shows them how to put their stamp on baby-naming, injecting fun into what can be an otherwise contentious process. Names are thematically arranged into lists including Names You Can Drink at the Bar (Jager, Hennessey), Names That Fit Into Skinny Jeans (Vette, Plank), Vegan and Gluten-Free Names (Miso, Quia), and Names to CTRL+C and CTRL+V (Adobe, Helvetica). Also included are tipsters for sparking naming creativity, such as opening a box of crayons or scanning the credits of a foreign film. Pabst presents a whole new approach to baby-naming for a whole new generation of parents who want names that look good on a tote bag and kick ass at the playground.
Miek Bruno and Kerry Sparks work in book publishing at the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. They don t have children, but you should let them name yours.