The Greatest Baby Name Book Ever
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The Greatest Baby Name Book Ever

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This newly revised edition features the history and meaning of thousands of names, popular variations, and nicknames. Includes highly original names, traditional and unusual names, names with historical or religious significance, and hundreds of newly discovered names.

The ultimate guide to one of the most important moments in a parent's life: choosing their newborn's nam...more
Paperback, 736 pages
Published July 27th 2004 by Avon (first published March 1998)
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Apr 16, 2008 mathilda_craft rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Not very informative as I wished it would be. Many of the names mentioned in this book don't know the meaning or origin of the name, whether that was because they were lazy or trying to fit it all in a limitted amount of pages (though I am sure there are names out there that people just don't know how they derived or from where; I don't doubt that; I expected a couple here and there, but I actually found online sites not matching this book for even common names; disappointing). Talk of celebriti...more
I purchased this book many years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, and enjoyed looking through the book and considering many names and their meanings. I admit the book still has a place on my bookshelf all these years later. It is fun to look up names when you are considering naming new pets, or to see what other family member's new baby's names mean.
Feb 17, 2010 Meaghan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers and expecting parents
Shelves: names
Well, I don't know about the best baby name book, but it's certainly the largest one! It has a wide variety of names, not just from Anglo-Saxon/European sources, but from Asia, Africa and Native American tribes as well.
There just don't seem to be enough names in here;) We are almost through it and still clueless as to what we should name this next baby. I don't suppose that is the BOOKS fault however....
Jun 27, 2011 Amsyy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who are interested in names, or need a baby name book
It doesn't have a lot of names that I like, but it has a lot of names. One of the better baby name books I've looked through, but it's not informative enough.
Rachel C
Just a standard, average baby name book. Nothing special.
It has my name in it, so it can't be too bad. :o)
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Carol Wallace, co-author of "To Marry an English Lord," has written 21 books, including most recently her historical novel "Leaving Van Gogh." Previous titles have included humor, parenting, and social history. In 2006 Wallace received a M.A. in art history from Columbia University. The research for her M.A. thesis provided the foundation for "Leaving van Gogh." A 1977 graduate of Princeton Univer...more
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