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Better than I initially thought
on 31 July 2013
With the imminent birth of our daughter (we did not know boy or girl at the time), my wife and I used this book amongst others to get some inspiration for baby names. Most of the book is taken up with a description of names sorted alphabetically, their origins and some famous examples. I was a little disappointed by this as I thought combining the male and female names was silly (it's much easier in my view separating them into two sections), and I didn't get a sense there were that many names. In fairness, my wife thought it was quite good.
However, where we did agree there was value in the book was the list of names at the end, where lots of categories of names are listed for boys and girls - eg. most popular names in England for each of the last 5 decades, country specific names, religious names, unisex names and some original names. This in itself was really useful and although we didn't end up with anything from the more obscure lists it gave lots of food for thought.
Our daughter was born last week and we named her Lucy Olivia.