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Celtic Baby Names: Traditional Names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man
 
 

Celtic Baby Names: Traditional Names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man [Kindle Edition]

Judy Sierra
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Authoritative, useful, and fun to browse, Celtic Baby Names offers 1200 traditional first names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and the Isle of Mane. These names are drawn from the six Celtic languages, along with pronunciations, etymologies, and information about famous people of history and legend who have borne them. This is the only book of its kind, and the only American publication offering a wide selection of names in Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton. Genuine Celtic names will prove to be of interest to expectant parents, of course, but also to anyone gathering information about the names of relatives and friends, to those seeking new names for themselves, and to authors looking for meaningful and melodious names for literary characters as well. Browse the pages of Celtic Baby Names for names that are unique, authentic, and brimming with historical and mythical associations.

From the reviews:
"This guide is highly recommended."
Midwest Book Review

"Sierra provides an excellent introduction to each of the six Celtic languages that helps give an understanding of the cultural and religious background of the names. A useful contribution is the inclusion of pronunciation, a definite advantage ove many baby name books."
--ARBA-American Reference Books Annual

Recommended by Choice Reviews, American Library Association
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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 284 KB
  • Print Length: 121 pages
  • Publisher: Folkprint (1 April 1997)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0037KMW8I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #148,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.8 out of 5 stars
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I found this book facinating 15 July 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I found the book very useful while helping my daughter choose a name for her son, The name she eventually chose was Rhys,a very ancient and royal name bore by Welsh Celtic Kings.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great unusual names 25 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I agree that there are some wonderful names. The pronunciation and histories are especially helpful; however, the names are not divided into male or female, but purely alphabetically. Incredibly annoying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source for Celt names 5 Mar 2003
By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Wonderful assortment of names (not definitive and maybe difference of opinion on some)> Not divided into male and female names, but then these days with a penchant for giving male names to females maybe I am being picky.
It gives the meaning of the names, drawn from Celt Languages of Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Manx, Beton and Cornish - 1200 traditional first names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and the Isle of Mane, with the pronunciations, and interesting tidbits about people that had the name. The only US book with names offering this wide of a selection. Since many people have trouble with pronouncing these names, the pronunciations guide is every helpful.
Of special interested to writers looking for Celt derivative characters for their books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. It has the most extensive list of Celtic baby names that I have come across. The definitions help give you some background information on each name. The top baby name book I have com e across!!
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6 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars very disappointing 7 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As Judy Sierra herself writes in the introduction, "This book is intended for parents and others who live outside the Celtic regions, and I have selected only those names I think will be most interesting to English speakers." Let's paraphrase: this book is for people who think they are eating Scottish food when they dine at McDonalds! There's only one 'Mac' name in the Scottish section.
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