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100,000+ Baby Names: The Most Complete, Fascinating, and Helpful Name Book You Can Find Kindle Edition
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|Length: 577 pages||Word Wise: Enabled|
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I can't comment on the quality and accuracy of all the names, but being East Indian I do have a fair bit of knowledge regarding Indian names.
The problems with this book:
1. Many of the name meanings are wildly inaccurate.
2. Some boys names were incorrectly classified as a girls name and vice-versa.
3. Some Arabic names were incorrectly classified as Indian.
4. Quality: many Indian names listed in this book are archaic and woefully outdated-- the sort of name that conjures up images of someone in their 80s. The American equivalent would be names like Ebenezer or Nimrod. Those names were popular at some point in the 1880s, but how many parents would give that name to their child today =)
The bottom line: there are a wide variety of names to be found here, but if you're going to go with a name you are unfamiliar with be sure to check alternate sources for meanings, source attribution and gender-appropriateness.
I personally loved that the book also includes a lot of older names as well. Again, when writing you often need names that sound unique or even mythical, without actually being the names of mythological characters. Old names are great for that - they look and sound familiar enough to seem natural, but they're strange enough to sound magical.
Plus you never know what kind of name someone is looking for, everyone has a different idea of what sounds pleasant to the ear, and a lot of people go for older names. Also, names tend to rotate, something that was your great grandmother's name could easily now be the cutest, trendiest name of the year.
I don't really have any negative points to bring up about the book. There are times when it is a little difficult to navigate, but that's just one of the perils of having such a vast wealth of material to go through.Read more ›
The first few pages however were somewhat useful. It has the most popular name going back 100 years, the top 10 names from multiple years, names of famous people and characters and other categories which provide decent lists of potential names.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tons of names, origins, meanings, etc. Great book, especially if you are expecting anytime soon.Published 7 days ago by Joseph
Just look up names online or use a free app. This book does nothing you can't do for free using an app or googlePublished 16 days ago by Josh budden
Okay book, but so many of the names are just made up nonsense. Much prefer Baby Name Wizard.Published 21 days ago by Patricia MacMartin
100,000+ Strange Names should be the title. Thankfully, I bought it to name characters in my creative writing not children. Read morePublished 1 month ago by WillowGirl313
Great book, but someone in packing department dropped the ball. This book was just thrown into a box with multiple other items I had ordered. Edges/pages all bent up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Veru interesting names in this book. love this book. We chose Ian for our sons name. Highly recommendedPublished 3 months ago by Shelbi
I bought this book, opened it up and returned it immediately. There is 100,000+ letters jumbled together to make names that no one can even pronounce let alone spell. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JF
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