What's in a Name?

by Susan Osborn

Gallery Books | November 1, 1999 | Trade Paperback

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WHAT''S IN A NAME?
MUCH MORE THAN YOU THINK!

Choosing your baby''s name can be a thrilling journey of discovery: every name has an amazing history that you will want to explore. While other baby name books offer a line or two explaining what a name means, What''s in a Name? reveals virtually every known fact about each name: its origin, meaning, and how it evolved over the course of generations as it traveled around the globe. In addition, What''s in a Name? is the only book to offer contemporary analysis of the numerological significance of each root name, its astrological association, and its relationship with particular herbs, colors, metals, and stones. It''s an unprecedented, in-depth look at every popular and prevalent name in use today.
Inside you''ll learn such intriguing information as how Jennifer and Wendy were adapted from their root name Guinevere; why the complementary gemstone for the name Simon is green amber (which, when worn on the body, supposedly relieves toothaches and other ailments); and how the name Tiffany -- whose astrological association is Capricorn -- took a hiatus in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries only to burst back onto the scene again in the 1960s, thanks to the classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany''s.
Fun to browse, fascinating to read, this one-of-a-kind guide sheds light on more than 3,000 names -- and will help you make the choice that will last a lifetime both educated and just right for your baby.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 736 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.7 in

Published: November 1, 1999

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671025554

ISBN - 13: 9780671025557

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What's in a Name?

by Susan Osborn

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 736 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.7 in

Published: November 1, 1999

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671025554

ISBN - 13: 9780671025557

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From "A" AARON Aharon Ari, Arin, Arnie, Arnina, Aron, Arona, Haroun, Ron, Ronny: The biblical Aaron, the first High Priest of the Israelites, was ultimately renowned as a great peacemaker. But he is best known for helping his younger brother Moses and his sister Miriam liberate the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt. When the brothers appeared before the pharaoh to demand freedom, Aaron acted as Moses'' spokesman, since Moses was a stutterer. Aaron demonstrated the power of the Hebrew God by throwing his staff down onto the floor in front of the pharaoh, where God miraculously transformed it into a snake. Another miracle associated with Aaron''s staff occurred when God commanded it to burst into bloom, thus creating the flower that became known as the goldenrod. There is some dispute as to whether the name Aaron comes from the Egyptian word haron, meaning "high mountain" or "mountain of strength," or from the Hebrew word aharon. Aharon means "light" or "bright" and is also related to words that mean "to sing" and "to enlighten" -- a fitting choice for this high priest who taught his people, lit the menorah in the desert sanctuary, and sang holy songs. The Arab version of the name is Haroun. Haroun-al-Raschid (Aaron the Just), was a powerful ruler in eighth-century Persia. Also known as the Caliph of Baghdad, Haroun is the hero of The Arabian Nights. Early in the Middle Ages, Jewish parents chose biblical names for their children, but the practice didn''t become popular
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WHAT''S IN A NAME?
MUCH MORE THAN YOU THINK!

Choosing your baby''s name can be a thrilling journey of discovery: every name has an amazing history that you will want to explore. While other baby name books offer a line or two explaining what a name means, What''s in a Name? reveals virtually every known fact about each name: its origin, meaning, and how it evolved over the course of generations as it traveled around the globe. In addition, What''s in a Name? is the only book to offer contemporary analysis of the numerological significance of each root name, its astrological association, and its relationship with particular herbs, colors, metals, and stones. It''s an unprecedented, in-depth look at every popular and prevalent name in use today.
Inside you''ll learn such intriguing information as how Jennifer and Wendy were adapted from their root name Guinevere; why the complementary gemstone for the name Simon is green amber (which, when worn on the body, supposedly relieves toothaches and other ailments); and how the name Tiffany -- whose astrological association is Capricorn -- took a hiatus in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries only to burst back onto the scene again in the 1960s, thanks to the classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany''s.
Fun to browse, fascinating to read, this one-of-a-kind guide sheds light on more than 3,000 names -- and will help you make the choice that will last a lifetime both educated and just right for your baby.

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WHAT''S IN A NAME? MUCH MORE THAN YOU THINK!

Choosing your baby''s name can be a thrilling journey of discovery: every name has an amazing history that you will want to explore. While other baby name books offer a line or two explaining what a name means, WHAT''S IN A NAME? reveals virtually every known fact about each name: its origin, meaning, and how it evolved over the course of generations as it traveled around the globe. In addition, WHAT''S IN A NAME? is the only book to offer contemporary analysis of the numerological significance of each root name, its astrological association, and its relationship with particular herbs, colors, metals, and stones. It''s an unprecedented, in-depth look at every popular and prevalent name in use today.

Inside you''ll learn such intriguing information as how Jennifer and Wendy were adapted from their root name Guinevere; why the complementary gemstone for the name Simon is green amber (which, when worn on the body, supposedly relieves toothaches and other ailments); and how the name Tiffany -- whose astrological association is Capricorn -- took a hiatus in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries only to burst back onto the scene again in the 1960s, thanks to the classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany''s.

Fun to browse, fascinating to read, this one-of-a-kind guide sheds light on more than 3,000 names -- and will help you make the choice that will last a lifetime both educated and just right for your baby.

About the Author

Susan Osborn is a multipulished author of nonfiction books. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and two beautifully named children.

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Going beyond the scope of traditional baby name books, this one looks at how certain names have travelled the globe and why they remain popular. What's In A Name also contains information on the colours, numerologies and herbs associated with more than 3,000 names. This special reference is a must for particular parents looking for the perfect name.
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