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Includes Biblical, medieval, Shakespearean, and international names
This guide is more than just a listing of names — each entry contains variant spellings as well as the name's meaning, history, and derivations.
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Chapter 1: Considering the Factors in Picking Out a Name.
Selecting a Name You Like and Your Child Can Live With.
Figuring out what kinds of names you like.
Testing the name.
Watching out for naming pitfalls.
Checking Out Naming Trends.
Chapter 2: Searching Scripture: Names from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Using Old Testament Names.
Resurrecting New Testament Names.
Identifying Islamic Names.
Chapter 3: Writing Your Child’s Story: Literary Names from Shakespeare and Others.
Arthur and Roland: Names from Great Medieval Literature.
Shakespeare and the Romantic Writers.
Popular Names from Popular Novels.
Chapter 4: Exploring the World of Names.
Names from the Americas: Natives and Newcomers.
Names from Africa and the Middle East.
Names from Asia and the Pacific.
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