The Penguin Classic Baby Name Book: 2,000 Names from the World's Great Literature

The Penguin Classic Baby Name Book: 2,000 Names from the World's Great Literature

by Grace Hamlin
     
 
If you are like most expectant parents you are looking for that special name with special meaning. A name with a legacy, a name for the ages. What better place to look for a name for your child than in literature?

Elegantly written, easy to use, and delightful to read, The Penguin Classic Baby Name Book is divided into sections of boy names and girl names; entries

Overview

If you are like most expectant parents you are looking for that special name with special meaning. A name with a legacy, a name for the ages. What better place to look for a name for your child than in literature?

Elegantly written, easy to use, and delightful to read, The Penguin Classic Baby Name Book is divided into sections of boy names and girl names; entries list names alphabetically and include information on origin and meaning, as well as variations and, most important, literary namesakes. In the entry for Julia (Latin, "youthful"), for example, we meet Jane Austen's Julia Bertram of Mansfield Park, two Trollope Julias of a "certain age," Wilkie Collins's strong-minded Lady Julia Verinder of The Moonstone, as well as a Juliana, a Yulia, a Julie -- Strindberg's "Miss" -- and Shakespeare's Juliet (who, of course, famously pondered, "What's in a name?"). Throughout the book are sidebars with mini essays about literary characters and naming trends, as well as pointed quotations from the books themselves. And there is an index of authors, if you want to name your son after Juliet's hotheaded cousin in Romeo and Juliet but can't remember his name.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141001524
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2001
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.96(h) x 1.19(d)

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