This dictionary is designed to help you choose a name for your baby. Even parents who know what they want to call their child may well want to look at some of the possible forms the name can take, and find out something about its history and meaning, so the book contains as many names and variants as possible.
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Which novelist invented the name Kim? Has Schwarzenegger helped to re–popularize the name Arnold? What are the origins of Lori? The answers are to be found in this new edition of the Dictionary of First Names. First names are subject to both conservatism and fashion. John and Mary traditionally topped the popularity stakes; Hazel and Gilbert rose and fell with the passage of time; Jade and Dylan have recently crept into use. Place names, historical figures, precious stones, natural phenomena, and Hollywood stars are among the many influences revealed in the Dictionary. Whether used for selecting a baby’s name or studying local and family history, the Dictionary of First Names is a rich source of information.About the Author:
Julia Cresswell is an expert on First Names and the author of the best-selling `Collins Gem Babies Names' and Scottish First Names'.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0007165404