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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Hushion House (Nov. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1887472665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887472661
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #467,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By allison on March 7 2002
Format: Paperback
I recently discovered "the secret meaning of names" and am, to say the least, absolutely amazed! So far I have read the descriptions of the personality traits, social traits, health, pshychology, intelligence, and emotional nature of 13 of my family and friends. And, much to my amazement, every one accurately depicts each of these people. What an amazing book, either for research or entertainment, I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the study of names or people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wendi on May 2 2000
Format: Paperback
I am only 17 but I love names. Out of my collection of 20 baby name books, this is my absolute favorite. I thought this book was truly unbelievable. It is amazingly accurate in describing the character of a person by his or her name. Even a skeptic will be shocked by the descriptions. My family members have read about their names and have been in complete awe. If not for your baby, buy it for yourself! It's so right...it's a little creepy!
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My aunt introduced me to this book when I was a teenager and, at first, I was disappointed. She told me that if I looked up my name, it would give me great insight to my personality. When I looked up my name, the description was NOTHING like me. So, my aunt asked if I had a nickname that I identified with. At the time, my mom was calling me "Pickles" because she had a HUGE pickle craving while pregnant with me. My aunt told me to look up the name closest to that. The closest to "Pickles" I could find was "Pickford", so I looked that up. WOW! It was me to a "T". I was floored. Frankly, it laid bare all the things about myself that I couldn't put my finger on: why I didn't feel comfortable as myself (I was going by the wrong name) and why I didn't like certain aspects of my personality (that's not what my actual nature was). The description for "Rosa" was actually someone I wanted to be, so I asked my mom to stop calling me "Pickles". As I began to identify with the name "Rosa" more, I found myself more comfortable with me.

I spent nearly 20 years looking for a copy of this book, but it was out of print and nowhere to be found in second-hand stores. I put the book on my wish list and when it became available on Amazon, I bought it ASAP. Re-reading it, I can see how I've fit into my name fully.

I have to confess that I haven't read the book as a book, going through the how's and why-fores. I just use it as a tool and have found this book accurate with other people as well. It's helped me better understand and predict some folks (ie. I know what to expect from Roberts and Davids ;-) ). It's also helped me as an author when naming characters, so that I can be true to the general personality that goes with a name. It's been a great resource.
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By Sharon L Horstead on Oct. 13 2005
Format: Paperback
I am awaiting my own copy of this book. A friend has it and we looked up my name. I thought the answer was okay but didn't think it was a complete fit. My friend said, "There is only one other person I know who didn't think the description fit her. We looked up her middle name and she was blown away by the accuracy." So was I! What the author had written explained me and my life so well that I almost cried. This is why I always include my middle initial in my name now - because I want to keep the energy present in all representations of my name. Check it out for yourself.
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