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Celtic Names for Children: 2,000 First Names from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Isle of Man

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A dictionary of over 2,000 Celtic names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany, with origins, meanings and pronunciation.
Paperback, 191 pages
Published September 10th 2000 by O'Brien Press (first published May 1st 1998)
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Gabrielle Carolina Nash
Feb 16, 2011 Gabrielle Carolina Nash rated it it was amazing
A great tool and an interesting study on the in Vogue names of Celtic origin.
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This would likely have been slightly more interesting to read when it came out 16 years ago, as a curiosity on the trend in Celtic names of the time, but a) 16 years ago I was 10, and b) that's not why I picked this book up anyway. It'll be a good resource for what I want and I managed to get two note cards worth of names out of it, while learning a little bit about mythology from the area, so I'll just call it a win all around. I need more books like this.
Rosa
Jul 30, 2014 Rosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I've always been fascinated by names in general. I do have a number of baby name books already in my collection but this one is particularly interesting because it presents not just meanings but pronunciations as well.
VBergen
Apr 14, 2013 VBergen rated it liked it
the book was fine but it lacked better explanations about the meaning of the names. It was more like "this name is famous because of the well known artist...".
Maria
Nov 25, 2010 Maria rated it liked it
Nice overview of the different Celtic baby names there are to be found in the various Celtic regions.
Grete
Jul 27, 2011 Grete rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing on a scholarly level, although the collected names are fascinating.
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My favourite source for names for my stories.
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Loreto Todd is Professor of English at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. Born in Northern Ireland, she attended Queen's University, Belfast where her classmates included poet Seamus Heaney and writer Seamus Deane. She worked in England for many years, and was director of the programme of World English Research at the University of Leeds, England.

She has travelled extensively and lectured in Afr
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