The Complete Book Of Unusual Names

The Complete Book Of Unusual Names

When You Don't Want To Sound The Same, Look Here For Names Beyond Joe, Jim And Jane

Book - 2006
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If you are looking for unique and different names, this is your one-stop resource. Some of the names will roll off your tongue, some bounce, some even tap dance. The author encourages us to, "Try thinking of a name as a dash of color that you give to the world; a way to leave your mark, like an elaborate scarf wound through auburn hair or a periwinkle, paisley tie that everyone admires." With over 1000 names, complete with usage examples, readers seeking a non-traditional first or middle name can bet there won't be five others in the class bearing the same name.
Publisher: Belgium, WI : Champion Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781932783292
1932783296
Branch Call Number: 929.4 DAN
Characteristics: xii, 102 p. ; 19 cm

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tlbrown66
Apr 19, 2007

Don't bother.

This book is an alphabetical list of object and place names, with no definitions and minimal pronounciation guides. The author has a predilection for names of alcoholic drinks (Aquavit and Absinthe just from the A's) and place names like "Tokyo". The words that are actually names are just from different ethnic groups, and uncommon in english-speaking countries. Most people want to know what a name means, and at least how to say it, and this book gives neither.

The lists aren't even sorted by gender, but it really doesn't matter - the only reason these are "unusual" baby names is that nobody is going to saddle their child with a name like "Paris" unless it has significant meaning to them, in which case they don't need this book to suggest it.

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