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Name Your Baby

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  7 reviews
From Abigail to Zachary, the most complete book of its kind, with more than 10,000 names! Inside this book:

- Accurate meanings for each name

- Its country of origin

- The historical and literary figures who make it famous

- The root word for each name

- Nicknames and variations

plus

The Special Astrology section that reveals your baby's character, personality, birthstone, flowe
...more
Mass Market Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 1st 1986 by Bantam (first published June 1963)
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Walter
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book of names because it has the meaning, origins, and the archaic versions which are very good for character names - my use for the book. As for the intended purpose, this is not a new book - so the names might be considered "old fashioned" which may or may not be a good thing.
Emily Willmoth
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Our family's tattered and torn copy rests on a shelf in the livingroom. I grew up naming my story characters out of it and it fired my imagination and my love of words.
Mel
May 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-as-an-adult
This is what having extra hormones racing around your body does to you. You go to the library and select a book containing 10,000 baby names (as well as their meanings) and – this is the worst part – you actually read it from cover to cover. 10,000 names!!!!

I love my daughters more than I can put into words, and I will bore people half to death bragging about what wonderful young women they are, but seriously – reading a baby name book? What was I thinking?
Anne Hamilton
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: names
Four and a half stars.

This is a surprisingly useful book and is a very satisfying when ferreting for names. It was in this book I found the name I adapted for the character of Giyelmaere in Many-Coloured Realm.

Some really obscure names hidden like jewels in this book.
Amanda
Aug 28, 2008 rated it liked it
This is the best name your baby book I've ever had. It includes origins of names and everything. I have a copy and I look at it alot.
Aimee
Jun 18, 2008 added it
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I use this for writing, NOT for picking out names for a baby.
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in retrospect, this was probably my most important research document as a young writer.
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