14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
There are some real hidden gems in this book...,
This review is from: The Brilliant Book of Baby Names: What's Best, What's Hot and What's Not (Paperback)
On the whole this is a good baby name book, crammed full of names from varying origins, and therefore suits every naming style. I don't think any parent will struggle to find the 'perfect' name in this book as there is something for everyone.
From a personal point of view, I was looking for a rare name for my impending arrival, but I still wanted a name with a genuine origin/meaning as I'm not a fan of modern creations. I found some real gems in this book that matched my criteria perfectly.
My only gripe with the book, is that as it has been compiled by two American authors, there are many boy names which are labelled as being "unisex" which clearly are anything but. In America, it's very popular to use masculine names on girls, and that is clearly shown by the authors' suggesting that names such as Peter and Ian (!!) could be used on girls. It's a trend I think would be best avoided here in the UK and I hope very few people take notice of these laughable suggestions.
However, the "unisex" name thing aside, this is a good book full of naming ideas and inspiration.