'Naming Canada is a bathroom book in the best tradition of the term. But much much more than that, it is also a book that informs and entertains...'(Laird Rankin)
'Alan Rayburn succeeds in bringing to life an unsuspected wealth of geographical names, associating them with their background and linking them to their history, thus providing the reader with an incredibly rich palette of Canadiana.'(Andre Lapierre)
'Naming Canada will be enjoyed and valued as a resource by everyone with an interest in place names or the geography of Canada.'(H. Gardiner Barnum)
'This little book is full of entertaining stories. It is hard to put down once you start reading it. The stories are entertaining and give us some of the real cultural history of Canada.'(R.J. Love)
'A ramble through Naming Canada by Alan Rayburn turns up a wonderful variety of names.'(Lew Gloin)
'Alan Rayburn is the Map Guy. Always has been.'(Marke Andrews)
'This isn't your garden-variety let's-poke-fun at Dildo, Nfld. Author Rayburn looks at the origins of the place-names and how - and why - they've been altered by local tongue.'
'Enjoyable and informative at the same time.'
'The book is more than just names and numbers, Rayburn has also tried to seek out the whys and wherefore's that have been involved in how places in this country were named.'(George Bentley)
'Nothing acts as a mirror for the social and cultural fabric of a country more than place names. Steeped in our past, they linger long after those who named them.'(Rosalie Hodson)
'A handy reference for settling trivia arguments as well as a diversion to pick up at anytime'(Verne Clemence)