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A World of Baby Names

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In an increasingly multicultural world, children's names now reflect the diversity of our heritage. Offering more creative naming options than ever before, A World of Baby Names is the ultimate guide to names from dozens of cultures and countries.

Each chapter focuses on the names from a specific country, region, or category, including little-known detail about naming custo

Paperback, 592 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Perigee Trade
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May 26, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
I checked out two baby-names-by-region books, this one and The Best Baby Names in the World. This was the better of the two, definitely.
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Sep 06, 2014 Karen/K.L. Docter rated it it was amazing
Excellent, comprehensive naming book which fits my needs as a writer. Naming characters is so much easier now.
Lots and lots of name, separated by cultural origin. Probably a great resource for a writer, but less so for future parents. Realistically the way the book is organized, there are only a few relevant chapters to any particular family. But if you're an author looking for authentic names for a new story, go for it.
Mar 06, 2012 Laini rated it it was amazing
I like it more than just the generic name books. For those of us who write, it's good because if you need a character of a certain ethnicity/nationality, it can help you come up with a good male or female name.
Jun 08, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
I suppose we need to give this little boy a name before he is born in October.

Well we have it narrowed down to 12 combinations of first and middle names. Let's see if we can get it down to only 1 or 2.
Kara Griffin
Jan 22, 2010 Kara Griffin rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference
I have a horrible time coming up with names when writing. This book is a great help. I especially like that it gives pronunciations of the names and separates them by origin and then sex.
May 15, 2010 Cherie rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, writing
An indispensible volume for any writer. The names are divided into sections by ethnicity/nationality, so you can easily browse names. Also includes some basic info about the names.
Apr 29, 2009 Nascha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: writing, reference
Excellent book for new parents and for writers looking for very specific names for characters. I use it as a writer but I am sure I will use it again when I become a parent.
Aug 23, 2009 Melina rated it really liked it
A very nice, exhaustive name book. Fairly accurate, but a bit clumsy in the presentation. But overall, def. worth getting.
Dec 29, 2007 Summer rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fic
I love the format of this book. There are chapters for each country/language/culture.
Jun 06, 2013 Abby rated it really liked it
Shelves: bf-ec-birth
it was well organized. I enjoyed perusing the names by region. :-)
Sep 14, 2007 Judy rated it liked it
Shelves: names, non-fiction
Good for names from different cultures - organized by culture.
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