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Name Book, The: Over 10,000 Names--Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance
 
 

Name Book, The: Over 10,000 Names--Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance [Kindle Edition]

Dorothy Astoria
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Baby-naming has become an art form with parents today, but where do parents go to find names and their meanings? The Name Book offers particular inspiration to those who want more than just a list of popular names. From Aaron to Zoe, this useful book includes the cultural origin, the literal meaning, and the spiritual significance of more than 10,000 names. An appropriate verse of Scripture accompanies each name, offering parents a special way to bless their children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1187 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0764205668
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Rev Upd edition (1 Nov 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054Z7L7G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By M. A. Lely VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What can I say there are so many name books ... there are literally hundreds on Amazon so why this one?

I choose it because of the large number of names and a positive review ... and I have not been disappointed. This book delivered for us, it gave a lot of choices, references, the meaning of names. We did not need any other book or the internet to help us in our choice.

If you are not sure, you can confidentally choose this book. You will not be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I love this book. I was a little dissapointed that it didnt have a few of the more obscure names in it but there are many others in it. I also love the spiritual meanings of the names, which often make the name a lot nicer than its original meaning. Definitly recommend this book especially, if you love a name that doesnt have too good an original meaning, which has put you off choosing it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 10 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback
Very disappointed with this book. Imagined that the spiritual element would be broad and all encompassing. Not so. The author just seems to have selected a random biblical reference for each name which is supposed to aid the reader but it is just her interpretation and/or suggestion. The layout is odd and none of the names are described as feminine or masculine - you have to guess - this is very annoying. Not what I thought it would be at all.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very dissappointed 4 Mar 2011
By Jess
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I ordered this book because it has good reviews and with 'Over 10,000 Names - Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance' I thought, what else could I need? BUT I am not happy with it at all! First of all, it didn't say anywhere that this book is American, so a lot the old fashioned English type boys names that I like aren't included. Names are not labelled as male or female, so all these obscure names that it does include I have no idea what sex they would be nice for, names are not even shown phonetically so you would have no idea how to say them anyway! Shortened names, don't say what they are shortened from e.g. Trixie does not say that it may be a shortened version of Beatrice which I think is very important to know when naming your child. As for the meanings, origins and spiritual significance, it is no good at all. Any names that I like I will just be looking up online now for their meaning and I shall definitely be going down to the library or the charity shop in search of a better book and hopefully not wasting too much more money, I would recommend that you do the same or borrow from a friend unless you have actually seen inside the book before you buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Names - their meaning and spiritual connotations 13 Feb 2014
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As I am interested in the meaning of names and their spiritual connotations I have found this book very useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get Your Existential Bearings 25 Aug 2013
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Names are so much more than a surface identification. This book digs a lot deeper than that, while being brief and to the point, thus making meaning an enjoyable and graspable concept for each name. There is a Judeo-Christian orientation, and biblical allusions and contexts are provided for each name with multiple phonetic resonances provided, which are flexible, so if you're looking for a particular name, the book engages creative faculties by giving a pointer to the grammatical root of the name, without being overtly scientific or systematic in approach. A good, inspiring energy.
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