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A World of Baby Names

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    Teresa Norman(Author)

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One of the most comprehensive baby name reference guides available, featuring more than 30,000 baby names, has been revised and expanded. Each chapter focuses on names from specific countries, regions, and ethnicities, including details about traditional naming customs. Each entry contains various spellings and pronunciations, as well as the name's meaning, history, etymology, and derivations.

Teresa Norman is the author of The African-American Baby Name Book and A World of Baby Names.

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  • PDF | 625 pages
  • Teresa Norman(Author)
  • Perigee Books,U.S.; Rev. and Updated edition (1 Jan. 2001)
  • English
  • 9
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Amy Kranz on 27 October 2008

    I collect names. And name books. And as a connoisseur of name books, I have to give this one the label of Best. Most books are an alphabetical list with thousands of variations on the name. A few (Rosenkrantz & Satran) break up the monotony by mentioning what names *suggest* to others. There are a heap of Irish/African/Hebrew/Biblical name books that deal exclusively in a specific cultural context. It is the rare book indeed that gives the STORY behind a name, instead of the stripped-down 'clinical' meaning.This book to me offers the best of all possible name books. By first breaking the names list up by culture/country, it helps the expectant parent begin the narrowing-down process. Do I want a Scottish name? Perhaps. How about a good Vietnamese name? Or do I want to give my child a name that reflects my religious beliefs? All such options are covered here.There are also short name histories, a couple of variant spellings, and pronunciations listed. For the reviewer who said that the names were often repeated in the different sections of the book, I must counter and say that this is common in most baby name books--except all the variations are listed together (Mary, Maura, Marie, Maria, Miriam, etc.) in most name books and are broken up here by culture.As a writer, I have found this name book to be one of the most useful reference books I could have. As an expectant mother, I flip through it almost daily, trying to settle on Just The Right Name.

  • By Guest on 22 April 2016

    Still not picked a name but really pleased with the book!

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