By (author) Julia Cresswell
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Babies' Names by Julia Cresswell
Book DescriptionBabies' Names is a best-selling guide to over 1,500 first names. The book gives the origins of each name, and also lists the most popular girls' and boys' names in Britain today. It's the ideal reference for parents-to-be everywhere. From grandparents and friends to the milkman, everyone seems to have an opinion on what name you should give your baby. If you're struggling to agree with your partner, this is your one-stop guide to finding that perfect name. All entries are listed alphabetically for easy reference, giving a pronunciation guide, background to the origins of the name and any related nicknames or pet forms. Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Afro-Caribbean and European names, as well as Christian names, are all included. A helpful guide to registering your baby's birth and points to consider when naming your child, plus up-to-date lists of the most popular girls' and boys' names complete this comprehensive guide. It couldn't be more easy to find that special baby name.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007270705
(178mm x 111mm x 28mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julia Cresswell
Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins, Hardback (October 2014)
The Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins includes 1,000 word histories arranged by theme, from food to phobias, and from universe to love. Featuring words with interesting or surprising origins, including dates of origin and an account of each word's derivation, it is an irresistible collection and the perfect gift for word lovers.
Charlemagne and the Paladins, Paperback (July 2014)
Explores the myths and legends of the great king Charlemagne, from the stories about his mother, Bertha Bigfoot, and his youthful adventures with the thief, Basin, to his fantastical journeys to Jerusalem and Constantinople. This book retells the stories of his most famous knights, the Paladins.
Legendary Beasts of Britain, Paperback (January 2013)
Outlines and investigates the legendary beasts of Britain, including famous examples such as St George's dragon alongside more local traditions such as the Laidly Worm, a princess turned by an evil stepmother into a monster that terrorised the countryside.
Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins, Paperback (July 2010)» View all books by Julia Cresswell
An accessible, lively A-Z of over 3,000 words and their origins, drawn from Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research and language monitoring. Ideal for language lovers and students alike, the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins relates the fascinating stories behind many of our most curious words and expressions.
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Author Biography - Julia Cresswell
Julia Cresswell is an authority on first names. In addition to Gem Babies' Names, she has also written Collins Gem Irish First Names and the Collins Dictionary of Allusions.
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