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Our baby name books will offer a flash of inspiration when it comes to naming a new addition to your family. Each of these baby name books contains huge lists of potential names for all genders, alongside details of their origins and meanings.

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Baby Name Books

Our baby name books will offer a flash of inspiration when it comes to naming a new addition to your family. Each of these baby name books contains huge lists of potential names for all genders, alongside details of their origins and meanings.

  • Baby Names 2020

    Eleanor Turner

    Product Code: BYYCO
    Paperback
    Updated annually, Baby Names is the UK's bestselling naming book. Featuring over 8,000 of the most up-to-date names, including royal and celebrity trends, which names are rocketing up the charts and advice on dealing with family expectations. The bestselling UK baby names book contains over 8,000 names Includes advice for new parents and new naming trends sweeping the nation Successful annually updated title in its 11th edition with over 100,000 copies sold Includes the latest royal and celebrity choices
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  • The Brilliant Book of Baby Names

    Pamela Redmond Satran

    Product Code: AABOP
    Paperback
    By the authors of Cool Names for Babies, and with over 50,000 hugely imaginative entries from around the world, this is the ultimate book of baby names. Way more than just a standard list of names and their meanings, Baby Names offers witty and insightful opinions. Here are unisex names, names that are good for middle names (but not first names), names that should be avoided at all costs, celebrity baby names, names that are trendier than you'd think and much more. With creatively-titled lists such as Music Names, Names for Blond Babies, and Names That Are Classic But Not Boring, parents will have plenty of fun as they make the choice of what name is right for their baby.
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  • 100,000 + Baby Names (Revised)

    Bruce Lansky

    Product Code: BWMFU
    Paperback
    What's new about names? The new edition of 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky features the most up-to-date lists of names, trends, advice, and fascinating facts about names, including: Hundreds of newly popular names and variationsThe latest list of top 100 names for boys and girlsThe latest naming trends: what's hot and what's notThe most rapidly rising and falling top 1,000 namesUpdated lists of names to consider, including names of newly famous people and fictional charactersThe most popular gender-neutral names and their rates of use (more for boys, more for girls, or 50/50)New (and classic) celebrity baby namesAnd our list of names from around the world keeps growing! Here you'll find more than 100,000 names--complete with origins, meanings, variations, and famous namesakes. You'll find names from major linguistic and ethnic groups of origin, including English (19,000 names), Latin (11,000 names), Greek (11,000 names), American (11,000 names), Hebrew (9,000 names), Hispanic (9,000 names), French (8,000 names), Irish (7,000 names), and German (6,000 names)--plus thousands of Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Scandinavian, Polish, Native American, Hawaiian, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Australian/Aboriginal, African, and Hindi names. The list features unique spellings of popular names that are catching on, plus newly popular names and variations not listed in other books and websites. This book will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!
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  • Favourite Irish Names for Your Baby

    Laurence Flanagan

    Product Code: BWATU
    Paperback
    Since first publication 20 years ago, there has been both change and stability among favourite Irish names for children. This book lists and glosses more than 200 of the most popular Irish names for boys and girls. It gives a short, authoritative commentary on each headline name, offers a complete list of alternative spellings and anglicised forms, and contains notes on the origins of each name with particular reference to the original holders. It is comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced. The stability in the names arises from the fact that the 200 odd favourite names of 20 years ago are still in place. What has changed, however, is the pecking order within the overall list. Forenames of formerly Irish origin have advanced in recent times at the expense of names of English origin, so that, for instance, Sean, Connor and Cian are among the top 5 boys' names while all top 5 girls' names are purely Irish: Aoife, Ciara, Saoirse, Caoimhe and Niamh.
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  • Baby Names 2019

    Ella Joynes

    Product Code: BRNKZ
    Paperback
    Choosing a name for your baby is really exciting - but getting it right can also be a challenge! Informative, entertaining and bringing you the very latest news and trends, the UK's bestselling baby names book is here to help you choose, and includes: Thousands of inspirational names, including the best, worst and weirdest names from around the world as well as celebrity picks. Trends for 2019, which names are heading up and down the charts, and the latest monikers for celebrity babies. The magic of Disney - the revival of all-time classics such as Aladdin and The Lion King may well introduce Jasmines and Nalas to the pack. Practical tips on choosing a name, registering a birth and dealing with family expectations. Predictions on next year's hottest names (think regal inspiration - Louis, perhaps?), so you're ahead of the baby name game. Baby Names 2018 is simply the most up-to-date baby name book you can buy to help you with the all-important baby name decision!
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  • Brilliant Baby Names

    Laura King

    Product Code: BJHDF
    Paperback
    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.
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  • The Celtic Baby Names Book

    Product Code: BJGDU
    Paperback
    There is currently a huge resurgence of interest in genealogy and in searching out one's roots. People are keen to delve back to early civilisations from which family ancestors came, hence the fascination with all things Celtic. Drawn from legend, place names, mythology and history, Celtic names reflect the magic and charm of the isles they come from: Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, and even Spain and Italy. This unique, enchanting guide draws on Celtic history and culture to provide expectant parents with over 2,500 beautiful, one-of-a-kind Celtic names. Divided by sex with Gaelic spellings and name variations, as well as the origins and meanings of names, "The Celtic Baby Names Book" is a fun, comprehensive guide to Celtic names.
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  • Scottish Names

    George McKay

    Product Code: BHIVE
    Paperback
    This is a guide to names used in Scotland - Scots, Gaelic, international, ancient, modern, and timeless - and their origins and meanings. These names are either popular in modern Scotland, or are chosen because they have some special significance or historical link to the country. With Gaelic pronunciations, and historical and geographical references to the origin of first names and surnames, this book both helps parents choose a name for their baby, and also guides the reader to the history of Scotland's most common surnames. Find out whether you have Scots ancestry in this fascinating compilation.
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  • 10,000 Baby Names

    Holly Ivins

    Product Code: BFYOZ
    Paperback
    So you're expecting a baby - congratulations! Now comes one of the most enjoyable, yet difficult, decisions you'll have to make as new parents: choosing a name for your baby. We guide you through what you need to consider when making this important decision, as well as a generous helping of funny and unfortunate real names, so you know what NOT to name your baby. If your surname is WHITE don't call your child ISLA; Check that your baby's initials don't spell GBH or RAT; What are the top 10 boys and girls names? With over 10,000 names, their origin and meaning, we'll provide the inspiration and advice you need to make a choice you and your baby are happy with for life. Find White Ladder on facebook and on twitter @Whiteladder01
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  • 10,000 Baby Names

    Holly Ivins

    Product Code: BFVKU
    Paperback
    So you're expecting a baby - congratulations! Now comes one of the most enjoyable, yet difficult, decisions you'll have to make as new parents: choosing a name for your baby. We guide you through what you need to consider when making this important decision, as well as a generous helping of funny and unfortunate real names, so you know what NOT to name your baby. If your surname is WHITE don't call your child ISLA; Check that your baby's initials don't spell GBH or RAT; What are the top 10 boys and girls names? With over 10,000 names, their origin and meaning, we'll provide the inspiration and advice you need to make a choice you and your baby are happy with for life. Find White Ladder on facebook and on twitter @Whiteladder01
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  • The Penguin Book of Baby Names

    David Pickering

    Product Code: ALKQT
    Paperback
    Of all the decisions a new parent makes, choosing that special name is the most significant and the most rewarding. A new reference book for prospective parents, this clear, helpful and easy-to-use A-Z guide gives you thousands of brilliant suggestions for picking the perfect name for your new arrival. It also includes appendices of the top ten names through the centuries and the most popular celebrity names.
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  • An A-Z of Baby Names

    Patrick Hanks

    Product Code: AFTPU
    Paperback
    Previously Babies' Names and now reissued as An A-Z of Baby Names with new covers and essential updates, this bestselling A to Z will help you find the perfect name for your baby. The book lists over 2,500 names in common use in the English-speaking world with information on their meanings and origins. It spans traditional names, from Anne and Albert to Victoria and William, to modern names, from Azalea and Bryn to Brooklyn and Zanna and every name in between. Also included in this edition is an article on how to find the right name or create your own, as well as additional material within entries on well-known bearers of the name, real and fictional. In addition to the A-Z list of names there is an appendix including thematic indexes for many names 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. An A-Z of Baby Names has all the information parents-to-be need to make the all-important choice of naming their baby.
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  • The Best Baby Name Book

    Louise Nicholson

    Product Code: ADEBI
    Paperback
    New design and format for this excellent bumper size baby name guide. The new edition is updated to include popular new names such as Britney, Lourdes, Harley. Trying to find a name for your new baby? If so, The Best Baby Name Book will give you plenty of ideas for newborn boys and girls. As well as the names themselves, the book provides the origins and history of each name so the reader can discover the background and meaning and choose the perfect name. Names in the book include all of the well-known and popular names as well as: / Names from different cultures -- including Celtic, Ancient Greek and Roman, Hebrew, Arabic, Norse, Native American and Gypsy. / Historical names -- Kings and Queens, Saints. / Literary names. / Names in different languages -- Middle and Old English, German. / Names made famous by stars of music, film and TV. Also included are baby horoscopes so parents to be can read about their baby's star sign and predicted personality traits. Ideal names to suit each star sign are suggested. This edition is updated with the new names which have become popular since publication of the previous edition -- Britney, Brooklyn, Kylie -- to name a few.
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  • 7000 Baby Names

    Hilary Spence

    Product Code: ACGQC
    Paperback
    A name is for life! It may be sad, but it is certainly true that you don't meet too many high-flying, successful guys called Wayne or Elvis. What you hope for your baby to become, is as much a consideration as the names you like. The decisions you make will create an image or style that your baby will have to grow up with - and grow into. You owe it to this experience to consider a wide choice of names. You should browse and extract names from this book. The issues are many. From trendy to traditional, and from the popular to the sophisticated. You have to strike the balance that you feel is right for your baby. I have been studying names for many years and I have come to believe that names choose themselves - if you will allow. Mum knows her infant well, through the subliminal relationship she has built carrying her child. Intuitively she will understand whether her baby is a Nigel or a Tom, a Claire or a Holly. This book introduces you to the many ways to name your baby with style and suitability. Meaningful names, musical names, mystical names...Enjoy the sounds and meanings of these richly varied names. Note their exotic backgrounds and consider the numerous variations we provide on so many of them.
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  • The Complete Book of Baby Names

    Hilary Spence

    Product Code: AAGQP
    Paperback
    Who cannot have heard of Zac, Jade, Blossom or Gaia? Nobody! Television has introduced us to charismatic characters and alluring personalities with very unusual names - by traditional standards anyway. This comprehensive book presents the best of the acceptable names that might be described as international. Names that people use in Britain, America, Australia and elsewhere - basically English, but with the added flavour of European, Asian and Oriental influences.
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  • 40,001 Best Baby Names

    Dianne Stafford

    Product Code: AACDS
    Paperback
    Nothing is more personal than a name and the naming of a baby is taken very seriously by all parents-to-be. With an extensive, easy-to-use alphabetical listing of every boy's and girl's name imaginable, 40,001 Best Baby Names, unique among the plethora of baby name books on the market, also includes fun, individualised lists, such as: good names for race-car drivers, names that spawn nasty nicknames, names for children who are handsome or beautiful, nerd/dork/wallflower names, deathrow names, names for smart kids and much, much more! With 40,001 names to choose from, in an accessible, enjoyable format, 40,001 Best Baby Names is the essential resource for all parents-to-be.
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