What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits.
The Penguin Pocket Dictionary of Babies' Names takes a close look at 3,500 names, explaining origins and meanings, showing how some have changed in popularity and use over time and providing all the diminutive and variant forms.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 10 / 2005