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Brilliant Baby Names: How to Choose a Name That You and Your Child Will Love for Life Paperback – 10 Dec 2008

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Life; 2 edition (10 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 027372200X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273722007
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 437,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Your child's name can affect her chances of success at school, in love and at work. So no pressure, then, on choosing the right name? There's plenty of inspiration (and what-not-to-dos) in Brilliant Baby Names" - Junior Pregnancy & Baby, April 2008

"Brilliant Baby Names by Geoff and Laura King is just that - a book filled with advice on how to choose the best name for your child... It's a must" I'm Pregnant, April 2008

"A good, although not definitive, list with some interesting material to help you make your decision and a useful list of books and websites." - Families Magazine April 2008

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

"Brilliant Baby Names is just that - a book filled with advice on how to choose the best name for your child ... It's a must."

I'm Pregnant Magazine

 

Choosing a name for your child is both exciting and, for some of us, slightly daunting.  Do you go for something traditional, or something modern? A name with a special meaning, or one that you simply like the sound of? And how do you make sure the name you choose will be loved by your child as much as by you?

Brilliant Baby Names provides all the answers. With over 14,000 names to choose from, both ancient and modern, traditional and global, there’s all the inspiration you could need to get you started.

And to make sure that you pick a name that both you and your child love for life, the book offers:

  • top tips on what to consider when choosing a name
  • advice on the common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • a fascinating insight into the psychology of names, and how different choices might affect your child’s future happiness and success
  •  meaning and origin of all 14,000+ names listed
  • inspiration from books, film and music
  • a quick rundown on the legal side of naming your baby.

Laura King is a mother of three and psychologist who worked in children’s mental health and lectured in psychology.

Geoff King is a father of three, businessman and published author. He also founded the website www.brilliant-baby-names.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I'd recommend this book. What makes it stand out is the advice on the psychology of names. There is a lot in it that is really interesting, even if you aren't having a baby, in that I did not realise how much a name can affect you in life.
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Good starting point when you are trying to agree with your other half on a shortlist of names. Is lacking some 'obvious' names but has a good range and is organised in an alphabetical order. Best bit is the beginning of the book looking at what names mean and what you should consider when picking a name, a lot if which is obvious but does make you think.
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I'd really recommend this book. What makes it different is that as well as listing the names, their meanings, origins etc, it also have some fascinating information on the social effects of names. It summarises a lot of academic research on the subject that is really interesting even if you're not trying for a baby! An excellent read.
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A really interesting and novel variant on the idea of a book of names. A thorough selection of names and their meanings, but it is more than that. I particularly like the first section on the pyschology of naming. If you are struggling for ideas - or just interested in names - this is the book for you.
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bought another book and a friend gave me one they had used- this one is really good, and although thinner that some of the other books- actually had more names in it.
Also had some useful information about the psychology behind choosing the right name.
recommended.
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The names in this book are poorly researched which makes me question everything. The first part, in which the authors talk about some studies on baby names is interesting but then they fail to connect that research with the names in the dictionary part. More worrying, they have errors in the origin of names. Examples of this include 'Lilith', which they claim is Persian. It is not of Persian origin, it is Hebrew. There is an alleged story that she is Adam's first wife. Then there's 'Oprah', which the author's claim is Hebrew. It's not, it's made up by the American talk show host's mother. The name was supposed to be 'Orpah' but was written down mistakenly as 'Oprah' on her birth certificate. Therefore, the name is American and a derivation of the Hebrew, but that's it. The author's failure to point this out makes me wonder about the accuracy of other names and definitions they have listed. In general, not as interesting or brilliant as I would have hoped.
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My kids have long since grown up and left home but I continue to marvel at the choices other parents make. (I know a guy in Yorkshire named Karl by his left wing dad after Marx - how cool is that!)

So then I found this book - had a quick glance and had to buy it. 'What have you got in mind?' was my wife's comment. The book is a compulsive read. We both keep looking up people we know and more so when we want to figure out why they gave their kids such strange names.

Did the book deliver? Well my wife was not inspired to have another baby, and thank goodness for that. But we have both had hours of fun though - ahem - reading the book!

Grab yourself a copy; it's a gem!
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I thought this book was very informative. If you're looking for a book with a huge choice of more common and also unusual names, including in particular a wealth of English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish, then this is a good choice. In addition, the introductory section on social, psychological issues relating to names, as well as choosing harmonious-sounding names, was really helpful.
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