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The Book of Scottish Names

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    Iain Zaczek(Author) Jacqui Mair(Illustrator)

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The rich traditions of the Picts and later Celtic peoples in Scotland have given us some of our most beautiful and evocative names. This stunning gift book lists the most popular names for both girls and boys, giving their derivations, pronunciations, meanings and the legends associated with their historical and mythical namesakes. The history of Scotland is full of legends of bravery and dating, from the victories of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in the Middle Ages to the adventure of Bonnie Prince Charlie - saved by Flora MacDonald - as well as stories of the wars between the clans and the legends of Macbeth and the Black Douglas. The final section of the book includes the names of past Scottish kings and queens for further inspiration. Names, from the ever-popular Stuart, Hamish and Shona to the more unusual Mungo and Ailsa, are accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations and tap into the growing popularity of displaying a cultural affinity in the naming of a child, making The Book of Scottish Names the ideal present for parents-to-be.

Both in Dundee and educated at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, Iain Zaczek has a background in Celtic legend and culture. He has extensively researched and written on the subject and his previous books include Chronicles of the Celts (Collins & Brown), Irish Legends (Collins & Brown), Ancient Ireland (Collins & Brown) and The Book of Irish Names (Cima Books). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Carole on 20 July 2017

    Good and interesting

  • By J. J. Rowley on 16 July 2004

    A must have book for my family history section. Not seen many books on Scottish names so is helping with my enquiries re my scottish ancestors. A good resource book highly recommended.

  • By Liana on 18 July 2011

    There is not a lot of names in this book, but it's a well written book with lots of details about the meanings of each name.

  • By Mrs Christine Tuncelli on 23 June 2015

    Having a Scottish son in law this made the perfect pregnancy gift! have they used it? Only time will tell!

  • By iain mcdonald on 10 May 2014

    Good information on each name but not many of them. The book is ok but not quite what I expected.

  • By Guest on 4 December 2011

    I named both of my children from this book and will keep the stunning book as a keepsake for them.

  • By methven54 on 9 October 2016

    I sent this back..although it was a lovely book there was not a lot of names in it

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