The Penguin classic baby name book: 2,000 names from the world's great literature

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Penguin Books, Jul 5, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 496 pages
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Expectant parents poring over baby name books-usually tomes as large and as interesting as phone books-are looking for that special name with special meaning. A name with a legacy, a name for the ages. What better place for book-loving parents to look for the right name than in literature? Elegantly written, easy to use, and delightful to read, The Penguin Classic Baby Name Book is divided into sections of boys' and girls' names. Entries include information on origin, meaning, variations, and most importantly, literary namesakes. Throughout the book are sidebars with mini essays about literary characters and naming trends, as well as pointed quotations from the books themselves.

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The Penguin classic baby name book: 2, 000 names from the world's great literature

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The Penguin Classic Baby Name Book is a secondary resource at best. Hamlin has authored other baby-name books, but in this case she uses a pseudonym. Here she compiles a quirky assortment of names ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amelia - Goodreads

interesting...but i'd only actually use about 10% of the names. No, I'm not going to name my kid Damian or Artemis. Read full review

Contents

BOYS NAMES
1
GIRLS NAMES
215
Index
471
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Hamlin was a graduate of Princeton, where she majored in comparative literature.