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Celtic Names for Children

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Celtic Names for Children provides over 2,000 names drawn from countries with strong Celtic traditions -- Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, and Brittany. It also includes meanings of names, pronunciations, spelling variations, plus interesting facts about some of the best-known names.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Irish American Book Company
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Gabrielle Carolina Nash
A great tool and an interesting study on the in Vogue names of Celtic origin.
QS
Dec 29, 2014 QS rated it really liked it
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.
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Oct 13, 2015 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
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
Nice overview of the different Celtic baby names there are to be found in the various Celtic regions.
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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.

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