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The Penguin Dictionary of First Names

Author: David Pickering   Series: Penguin Reference

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Names have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. With 150 plus entries, this book takes a look at over 5,000 examples, ranging from the familiar to the comparatively obscure, drawn from different parts of the English-speaking world.
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Summary

Names have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. With 150 plus entries, this book takes a look at over 5,000 examples, ranging from the familiar to the comparatively obscure, drawn from different parts of the English-speaking world.

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Description

An absorbing and engaging guide for anyone choosing a baby's name or interested in the history and cultural heritage of names, The Penguin Dictionary of First Names has been expanded and updated for its second edition. This comprehensive guide gives the meaning and history of each name and descibes any famous or literary associations it might have. It lists the most popular names for boys and girls in recent years, as well as names that have gone out of favour lately, and includes new entries such as Romeo and Leo.

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About the Author

David Pickering is a freelance writer and editor. He is the author of a number of reference works including the Cassell Dictionary of Abbreviations and the Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs. He lives in Buckingham.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Published
5th August 2004
Edition
2nd
Pages
400
ISBN
9780141013985
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