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Inspired Baby Names from Around the World: 6,000 Favorite Worldwide Names and the Meaning Behind Them

Inspired Baby Names from Around the World: 6,000 Favorite Worldwide Names and the Meaning Behind Them

More than 6,000 baby names and their meanings, with each name accompanied by an inspiring quotation. Includes naming customs, guided meditations for selecting a name, and indexes of names by meaning and ethnicity. Also includes popular names by decade, terms for grandparents, and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781608683208
Published 12 May 2015 by New World Library
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shane, Neala
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781608683208
ISBN-10 1608683206
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher New World Library
Imprint New World Library
Publication Date 12 May 2015
International Publication Date 21 April 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shane, Neala
Category Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Reference Works
Personal Names
Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Care: Advice
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 51mm
Weight 862g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Names, Personal - Dictionaries, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions, BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Reference, LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Etymology, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Baby Names
NBS Text Pregnancy & Parenting
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 929.44
Catalogue Code 552150

Description of this Book

What's in a name? Thoreau thought all the poetry in the world. How does a parent live up to that ? Here, parents find more than lists; each entry illuminates a name's distinctive spiritual, historical, and cultural background -- its poetry. Names, the initial way we meet someone, from the traditional or religious to the made up and even controversial, are fully explained. Each entry includes not only alternative spellings, derivation, and meaning but also an affirmation chosen to align with a name's background. These are culled from sources as diverse as the Bible, Koran, and Buddhist sutras; multicultural proverbs and Shakespeare; and thinkers from Alice Walker and Basho to Rumi and Muhammad Ali. Whether they want to honor ancestors, recognize the essence of their child, or convey their parental hopes, this book helps parents greet and bless their baby with heartfelt meaning.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A child's name is a prayer all the angels know. -- Daniel Ladinsky, bestselling author-poet Impeccably researched, Neala Shane's book is a treasure of wonderfully matched quotes and fascinating information to help you name your child -- one of the first and most meaningful gifts we ever bestow. -- Betsy Chasse, author of Tipping Sacred Cows, cocreator of What the Bleep Do We Know?!, and mom to Elorathea ( goddess of light ) and Maximus Theodore ( greatest divine gift ) It is said that when you say your name, you call in the soul. Choosing your baby's name is a sacred act. Neala Shane has created a timeless gem. What a loving, eloquent gift this is to all mothers- and fathers-to-be. -- Renee Peterson Trudeau, author of Nurturing the Soul of Your Family A beautiful and inspiring resource -- not only for parents searching for the perfect name, but for all who are interested in one of the roots of who we are in the world. The quotations alone make this a wonderful book. -- Janet Conner, bestselling author of Writing Down Your Soul and The Lotus and the Lily Inspired Baby Names from Around the World is a wonderful guide for the joyful and sacred task of discovering your child's 'true name.'...Light a candle, sip some tea, and enjoy the exploration! -- Denise Roy, author of Momfulness and My Monastery Is a Minivan
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Neala Shane's religious studies led her to research the meanings behind names. Over time, this became her full-time pursuit. She lives in Vancouver, Washington.

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