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Brilliant Baby Names

RRP $17.99

The name we are given by our parents has a big impact on us. Throughout our life, from the playground to the office, other people will make instinctive and subconscious assumptions about who we are just from our name. We'll hear it spoken in anger and joy, it'll be shortened, lengthened and parodied, it will be loved and loathed. Finding a name that you like, that suits your child and that your child will be happy to carry with them for the rest of their life is not easy. The possibilities seem endless. So where do you start? Brilliant Baby Names has all the answers and will help you to take the worry out of getting your baby's name just right.

More than just an alphabetical list of popular names, Brilliant Baby Names is the ultimate guide to naming your baby. Whether you're seeking advice about how to choose a name, looking for inspiration in finding the perfect name or searching for help in handling disagreements or family expectations, this book can help. As you'd expect, the book is packed with 1000s of names to review. Each is listed with details on what they mean and their origin.

The lists are split into boys', girls' and neutral names to make the selection process as simple as possible. You'll re-discover traditional names that have been popular in the past; cool names where virtually anything goes; popular names that everyone's using; unusual names that perhaps you'd rather avoid; celebrity names that are on everyone's lips and famous names that the whole world will know. If you need more help or are looking for a namesake, you'll find extra inspiration in the lists of the 100 greatest names from cinema, literature, entertainment, sport and many more. As well as the name lists though, you'll find everything you need to keep in mind, and avoid, when considering a name for your child.

There's also detailed information on why choosing the right name is so important and how it may affect your child's opportunities in life. There's essential help and advice in handling and resolving any disagreements with your partner and managing family expectations. You'll find out what the law requires: when and how to register your child's name, how your legal name is used and what to do if you wish to change your child's name later.

So, when it comes to naming your baby, Brilliant Baby Names is the only book you'll ever need.


What To Name The Baby (a Treasury Of Names)

RRP $13.19

Few aspects of pregnancy are as emotional as picking out your baby's name. But nothing's quite as pleasurable as settling on the perfect moniker for your little one. Use this book to nail down your baby naming style and get lots of good suggestions for both boy and girl names.
Get tips for finding the perfect name for your baby.


An A-z Of Baby Names

RRP $15.95

Compiled by Patrick Hanks, one of the world's leading authorities on names and naming, this new edition of An A-Z of Baby Names (previously Babies' Names) provides all the help you'll need to find the right name for your newborn.

Here are over 2,500 names in common use in the English-speaking world--ranging from traditional names from Katherine and Michael to Jane and William, to more recent coinages such as Bryn or Chelsea. Readers will find inspiration from plants ("Azalea," "Olive"), from precious stones ("Amber," "Ruby"), from mythological gods and goddesses ("Irene," "Iris"), from the Bible ("Aaron," "Adam," "Miriam," "Naomi"), and much more. Each entry includes the origins and history of the name and, when possible, notable bearers of the name in life and in literature.

The book is also filled with curious facts and interesting tales. We learn that "Casey" comes from folk hero Casey Jones, who acquired the nickname from his birthplace, Cayce, Kentucky. "Brock" was originally a nickname for someone resembling a badger. And "Rose" probably doesn't derive from the flower, but from Germanic words for either "horse" (Hros) or "fame" (hrod).

This reissue includes essential updates as well as a helpful article on how to find the right name or to create your own. In addition, an appendix includes thematic indexes for many name categories such as Biblical names, names from television and films, names from literature and popular culture, pet forms and nicknames, as well as a list of the most popular names by year and by region.

About the Author

Patrick Hanks has been a lexicographer and linguistic researcher for almost three decades. He was Chief Editor for Current English Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, and is now a professor at the University of the West of England in Bristol. His books include Dictionary of American FamilyNames: 3-Volume Set.


Just A Baby Bird

RRP $7.99

Join Mercer Mayer's classic and beloved character, Little Critter, in this brand-new My First I Can Read storybook! Little Critter discovers a lost baby bird in his backyard, and he and his family all pitch in to take care of it until it can fly on its own. Little Critter's love and patience is rewarded when he gets a special springtime surprise!

I Can Read Books are designed to encourage a love of reading. Little Critter: Just a Baby Bird is a My First I Can Read book, and with basic language, word repetition, and great illustrations, it's perfect for shared reading with a child.

About the Author

Mercer Mayer is the creator of the enduringly popular Little Critter books. Drawing from his own childhood adventures for inspiration, Mayer has created a beloved and classic character in Little Critter.


The Memoirs Of A Girl Named Jean

RRP $27.50



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