Enough with the "We named her Trinity cuz The Matrix is so cool." already. Mother/software designer/writer Laura Wattenberg has just put out The Baby Name Wizard, which injects some welcome data-crunching, analytical rigor to the amorphous, emotional task of babynaming.
And as if a book weren't enough, Wattenberg has compiled all her historical data into Name Voyager, a sweet Java app that lets you surf through the last 100 years of naming popularity with ease.
AND, she's got an incredible blog, full of the latest baby naming news. I could steal from there for days--and I'm sure I will. Why, just look at the most recent posts, for example: