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Babies' Names Paperback – 22 Sep 2005

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 3rd Revised edition edition (22 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019861098X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198610984
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1.3 x 7.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,957,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Patrick Hanks is a lexicographer and linguist, and is well known as a names specialist.


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Format: Paperback
I bought two baby name books and this (the cheaper one) was infinately better. It contains a good range of sensible names, including a large proportion of Celtic and Gaelic derivation. There is a clear meaning and/or origin given and because it's pocket-sized, it doesn't take an age to look through.
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Format: Paperback
The book has lots of names in it & it is worth the money it is down for, it is an ideal book when your searching for names for a new baby.
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The best word to describe this book is OK. It doesn't overwhelm you with names but there are some random ones. We have looked through a few baby name books and have now picked a name for our baby but the name we have picked (although not common, it's not unheard of) was not in this book. If you really have no clue what to call your baby, this could be a good starting point, but there are much better books out there.

On a separate point, we bought this book "as new" although how it could have been described as this I'm not sure. The previous owner had turned many of the pages over and marked their preferred names in ink which made it difficult for us to clearly flag pages with the names we liked.
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Very quick delivery to what was stated on email info. Lovely pocket sized book and you will be spoilt for choice with the amount of names to choose from, which all come with the meaning of the name
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Not much to say as advertised good delivery pleased with purchase
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