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    Baby Name Books

    What baby name books do you love? I'm putting in a book order in a week and am looking for some interesting books on names. Something other than alphabetical popular names. Also, I'm leaving in the morning for some wilderness adventures, so if I don't respond, don't think I'm rude. I'm just far from technology. Thanks.

    Oh, and Pam and Linda's books are a given of course. I already have them all though.

    Edit: I'd also be interested in books where the names aren't the focal point, but they have great inspiration. Mythology for example. I've lately been interested in Welsh mythological books and found some delicious names!
    Lσreℓei Oη∂iηe ● Octαviα єoωƴη Sσℓ ● etrα Leσcα∂iα Siℓver ● Suηηivα ωiℓℓoω ● Ƭɦisbe ωiℓ∂rσse
    Annika Bianca Evadne Felicity Pandora Thora | Cordelia Eilonwy Faraday Illyria Isabeau Serafina Snow Winifred
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    Dαmiαη Sραrrσω ● єvαηder Sσℓ ● Gwƴdiση Hαrt ● Mαℓαchi Ƭristαη Bjσrη ● hiηeαs Rσbiη Bℓαise
    Caspian Everett Konrad Oren Theodore | Ithuriel Ivanhoe Kyle Llyr Peregrine Ranier Rune Wilder Wolf

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    Bruce Lansky's "Baby Names around the World" is very good. There is also a book he assisted in writing, it has something to do with the first impression of a name, but I forgot the title.

    Edit: Title is The Baby Name Personality Survey, by Bruce Lansky and Barry Sinrod
    Last edited by chrisco; July 19th, 2013 at 03:17 PM.
    Julian Balthasar Fox-Arthur Sebastian Marius-Piers Raphael St John

    Genevieve Antonia-Elisabet Mercédès-Catherine Sunniva-Marguerite Azélie

    Afton-Hermione-Olivia-Marin-Johannes-Hugo-Bram-Omri-Percy

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    I adore "Llewllyn's Complete Book of Names". Admittedly for the Pagan, witchy sort, but it's a good one to have if you love unusual and often historical names.
    I love earthy and bohemian names.

    Luna . Samara . Juniper . Magnolia
    Cedar . Alasdair . Oak . Arlo

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    I have four baby name books:
    The very best baby-naming book ever by Diane Stafford

    The very best baby name book by Bruce Lansky

    Beyond Ava and Aiden by Linda Rosenkrants and Pamela Redmond Satran

    The baby name wizard by Laura Wattenberg

    My favorites are beyond Ava and aiden and the baby name wizard
    Sarah Beth <3

    Current favorites:

    Violet Christine • Aurora Scarlett • Eden •

    Micah James • Cash Henry •

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    Thanks! Looking into some of those that I don't already have.
    Lσreℓei Oη∂iηe ● Octαviα єoωƴη Sσℓ ● etrα Leσcα∂iα Siℓver ● Suηηivα ωiℓℓoω ● Ƭɦisbe ωiℓ∂rσse
    Annika Bianca Evadne Felicity Pandora Thora | Cordelia Eilonwy Faraday Illyria Isabeau Serafina Snow Winifred
    ●●● ●●● ●●●
    Dαmiαη Sραrrσω ● єvαηder Sσℓ ● Gwƴdiση Hαrt ● Mαℓαchi Ƭristαη Bjσrη ● hiηeαs Rσbiη Bℓαise
    Caspian Everett Konrad Oren Theodore | Ithuriel Ivanhoe Kyle Llyr Peregrine Ranier Rune Wilder Wolf

    click for my name lists
    our kitties: Sebastian & Oleander | writing books & TTC #1

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