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Bring Back Beatrice! Paperback – April 1, 2011

4.2 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Jennifer (“soft and white”) Griffin is the author of Humpty Who? and the mother of two. As a Jennifer—the most common name of her generation— she has been obsessed with names her whole life. She and her husband live in New York City with their son, Luke (“worshipful”), and daughter, Josephine (“God adds”). 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761158952
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761158950
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.2 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had high hopes for this book, as I am definitely interested in older names. My hope when I ordered it, was that I would discover a few names I had never really considered before, but the only different hing about this book is its organization. The list of names is the same list of names you'll see in every other baby book. The descriptions were not all that helpful--erring on the side of wit rather than actual analysis of either meaning or usage. My suggestion: Buy the Baby Name Wizard book. It is not as "cute" as this one, but it lists all the same names and provides MUCH more actual information about origin, meaning, alternate usage and popularity (even by region).
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By 32713 on August 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
I like this book quite a bit - the other baby name books people gave me pretty much are just endless lists of popluar names... by era, by country, by celebrity, by athlete... I really dont care what other people named their kids as much as I want to pick something thats right for my family. This book however is layed out in simple alphabetical order, noting in the comments of each name which ones meaning and/or origin, sometimes mentioning popularity or warning of potential popularity(for instance 'Edward' and 'Jacob' thanks to the Twilight series), meanings and associations to people with that name whether good or bad. It's not nearly as overwhelming as lists of thousands of names many of which are repeated over and over again in all these other books. It does include ever popluar Emma's, Aidens and so on but usually noting how popular they are and than suggesting lesser used alternatives with similar sounds or meanings. Love that!
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There were a lot of classic names in here we really enjoyed, all in all you can probably find what you are looking for on the internet; however, this book does a great job of reminding you of names that not everyone i using.
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Very useful introduction including all the things you need to consider when naming a child. Great selection of names and appropriate descriptions, alternatives, and nicknames.
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Awesome book. It really gives you a great back story of names very interesting book. Would suggest for any expecting parents.
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I like that there are only 1600ish names in this book. For each name given they also suggest similar names you might like much like nameberry. I found this far more helpful than baby name books with thousands upon thousands of names. It's too much!
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This book arrived on time and was exactly what I wanted. The condition was fine. I still have no clue what to name my baby girl, but this book did offer some interesting suggestions.
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