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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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G.C. Nash
A great tool and an interesting study on the in Vogue names of Celtic origin.
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.
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.
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...".
Disappointing on a scholarly level, although the collected names are fascinating.
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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