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From the Publisher
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
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