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Penguin Dictionary Of First Names 2e [Paperback]

David Pickering
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Aug. 30 2004 Penguin Reference
What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. Now fully updated for its second edition, with 150 new entries, "The Penguin Dictionary of First Names" takes a close look at over 5,000 examples, ranging from the familiar to the comparatively obscure, drawn from all parts of the English-speaking world. Detailed and informative, it is essential reading for expectant parents and for anyone who is intrigued by the story attached to each name.

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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Top of the Top 21 Aug. 8 2005
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Very good book of names and meanings a people who have the name are listed . sad to say it is not split into male and female lists, but it is still a good book.
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Very good book of names and meanings a people who have the name are listed . sad to say it is not split into male and female lists, but it is still a good book.
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