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From the PublisherDavid Mehegan The Boston Globe A readable and extraordinarily detailed exploration of human names and naming....irresistible.
Marina Warner The New York Times Book Review Mr. Kaplan and Ms. Bernays's approach is genial, light-handed, as if engaging the reader in party conversation....The Language of Names tackles a rich and fascinating theme.
John Strawn Portland Oregonian An entertaining look at a subject we intuitively regard as of great importance...but rarely think about.
David Crumm Detroit Free Press The authors aren't trying to prove a thesis as much as they are trying to leave us with a sense of wonderment, so that the next time we meet someone, we might linger a moment longer in pondering his or her name.