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Bring Back Beatrice!

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In a world where too many babies are named Ashley and Jayden and too many baby name books are saccharine pink and blue, here comes something singular: a book that brings meaning, taste, character, a little bit of attitude, and a refreshing lack of trendiness to the art of naming a baby. Bring Back Beatrice is a clarion call for parents who know they are naming not just a cuddly newborn, but a human being a person who will be proud to carry a name like Iris, meaning rainbow (after the Greek messenger goddess who connected the heavens to the earth); Bennett, the medieval form of the name Benedict, meaning blessing; Henry, good enough for eight English kings after all, it means home ruler; Diana, the Roman goddess of hunting, the allegorical antecedent of the virgin Queen Elizabeth, and alterego of Wonder Woman; or Beatrice, an old-fashioned beauty with roots in both Dante and Shakespeare.

Bring Back Beatrice winnows down the universe of names to 1,546 mostly classic examples, and it makes a strong case for each, featuring the name s definition, its use in history, its connotations and subtleties, its meaning in the fuller sense. Included are variations, nicknames, and, especially useful for readers, alternatives names that have the same flavor, but may sound better with a particular last name or family background. There s a guide to the basic rules of baby naming: scansion the sounds, syllables, and rhythm of a name, and how it goes with a last name ethnic traditions, recent trends, effective use of a middle name, plus an invaluable flaky test. Still considering a quirky name? Just imagine yourself buckling in for a flight when a voice comes on, saying, I m your captain, (insert quirky name here). What do you think now?

Synopsis:

"Names to stand the test of time. 'Bring Back Beatrice!' winnows down the vast universe of baby names to 1,108 discriminating choices, and reveals the story behind each name and its meaning in the culture, plus variations, alternatives, and nicknames..."--P. [4] of cover.

Table of Contents

The names — Girls — Boys — Index of alternative names — An assortment of name inspirations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761164012
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - General
Author:
Griffin, Jennifer
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Publication Date:
April 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Baby Names
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General

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Product details pages Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated - English 9780761164012 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Names to stand the test of time. 'Bring Back Beatrice!' winnows down the vast universe of baby names to 1,108 discriminating choices, and reveals the story behind each name and its meaning in the culture, plus variations, alternatives, and nicknames..."--P. [4] of cover.
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