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Secret Meaning of Names [Paperback]

Pierre Leruzic , Pierre Le Rouzic , Rodney Charles
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Nov. 1 1999
Pierre Le Rouzic's The Name Book, intrigues it's audience with a stunningly accurate description of their characters based solely on the name they bear. Containing over 9,000 names, this volume is a priceless encyclopedia of wisdom - a name book that has passed the test of time. This book is fun! International bestseller with over 2.5 million copies sold outside the USA Provides an accurate analysis of our personality based solely on the name we bare. Index includes over 9,000 names - described in 80 chapters. 85 graphic illustrations (called name portraits) convey the message in a glance. An invaluable resource for new parents or people wanting to change their name. Opening chapters explain why our names, culture, magnify, or restrict aspects of our personalities Provides guidelines for choosing correct names for new born babies or name changes.

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I was introduced me to this book by my aunt when I was a teenager. 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. I was *so* disappointed. My aunt asked if I had a nickname that I identified with and to look up the name closest to that. At the time, my mom was still calling me by the cutsie baby nickname based on her pickle craving while pregnant with me. The closest name I could find was "Pickford" and- 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 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. 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing and astonishing! March 7 2002
By allison
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable! May 2 2000
By Wendi
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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