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Babies' Names (Collins Gem)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Babies' Names (Collins Gem).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Julia Cresswell(Author)

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A brand-new edition of this best-selling guide to over 1,500 first names. Gem Babies’ Names gives the origins of each name, and also lists the most popular girls’ and boys’ names in Britain today. The ideal pocket guide to choosing a name for your baby.

Have you recently named your child Emily or Jack? If you have, you have chosen the most popular name in England and Wales in 2003. Emily replaced Chloe after five years in the top spot, whilst Jack has been the top name for nine years. Ellie and Chloe came next for girls and Joshua and Thomas for boys. In Scotland the top names for girls were Emma, Ellie and Amy and for boys Lewis, Jack and Cameron.

This updated edition lists all names alphabetically, giving a pronunciation guide, background to the origins of the name and any pet names or related names.

Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Afro-Caribbean and European names, as well as Christian names, are all included.

A guide to registering your baby’s birth and points to consider when naming your child, plus lists of the most popular girls’ and boys’ names, complete this comprehensive guide to first names.

This edition has been redesigned in the new Gem style both internally and with a new cover design.

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Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 356 pages
  • Julia Cresswell(Author)
  • Collins; New edition edition (4 Oct. 2004)
  • English
  • 7
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Kindle Customer on 3 June 2017

    It's ok but to behonest it's not letting read u until I review and insisting the review I s th oily s long

  • By F. Hamelin on 19 April 2009

    I found this little book quite good as there is a small definition for each name. I ended up choosing a name that I heard somewhere and not one I found in the book but it is always useful to have inspiration.

  • By Ms. K. Stent on 1 August 2009

    I have longed to find a book up-to-date with baby names and this one is it. It provides a 50 most popluar listing.Great book.

  • By Electica on 10 November 2012

    When I first read this book I thought it was not very good, partly because there are some minor inaccuracies (eg name Celia the author maintains is a derivation of Cecilia but in fact it has a different origin to Cecilia and is from the Latin caelum/caeli for sky/heaven whereas Cecilia is from Caecus meaning blind or sightless). However, I've been using it more now and find that most of the material is accurate, it covers names from a range of cultures and is full of interest. Given that it is a tiny book, the author has done well to include so much material. So for the price it is brilliant.

  • By Mrs YvonneBarkby on 31 May 2014

    I know it was cheap but it is old stock therefore not prisitne condition as regards colour of paper and also rather out of date and there are more up to date versions of reprints so if I had realised I would have paid more for the latest edition.Next time I will be more careful in my selection.

  • By diane on 17 July 2011

    sorry to say I was very dissapointed with this book, not what I expected at all, did not go into enough detail for my liking

  • By Jimz on 1 December 2015

    Good quality second hand item, sadly a few pen marks on the pages, but for what we wanted, and ad this price ? No worries.

  • By S. Leslie on 2 February 2015

    Pocket sized book, lots of information. I am hoping for a lovely name chosen by my daughter for my first Grandchild!

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