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Baby Names: A New Generation Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (February 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425162389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425162385
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #880,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 1, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When it came time to pick a name for Junior, Junior just wasn't right. I wasn't looking forward to just going through lists of names to pick one out. Fortunately I found "Baby Names, A New Generation." I actually had fun. This book is not just a list. (Check out"Beam Me Up Pr'zylla") It made the search for just the right name a pleasure, not a chore. I recommend it highly!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kristin A. Choate on July 27, 2004
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I was very excited to get this book, but I ended up being disappointed in the number of names included. Several of the names we were considering are not even in the book. It is a fun book to look through and the layout is great, but I think that there have to be better books out there.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Bellamkonda Siva Prasad Tenali on August 9, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
You are sure to be appreciated by your son or daughter for selecting name from this book - "A to Z Listings of Thousands of Names : BABY NAMES a new generation" by Barbara Kay Turner. This book has thousands of names, the source of the names, how-to-spell them, famous people bearing the respective names, alternative for the name and many more. Many pages have a small box at the bottom with "Less common classics : New, Unusual Names". This makes your job still easier. The meanings of the names are very appropriate and convincing. You are sure to get appreciated by your son or daughter, i.e the new generation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 1999
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I really appreciate the history behind the names. It's great to find the meaning of the name, sometimes multiple meanings from different countries. I found the pronounciation guide especially helpfull.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 1998
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True, this is an adequate book of baby names. It would be better if it explained some of the more unusual detours it gives for commonly accepted name meanings (without explanation for detour.) Cross-reference to be sure the name means what you think it does. On the plus side this book does have several names I have not seen elsewhere.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "lily-lu" on July 18, 2003
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This is, by far, my favorite name book. Each entry is clear and well organized with a little summary behind each name, including origin and meaning. Unlike many other name books, nicknames and spelling variations are, for the most part, reasonable and don't venture too far out into the land of absurdity and uselessness. It's not about quantity, but quality of names.
The entry pages include, among other things, a look back at naming trends over the last century and the reassurance that some names, no matter how far into the future we go, will always stand the test of time. There's also advice on selecting a middle name, and a few sensible rules for picking the perfect name.
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