Completely Revised Edition
With over 1000 new entries (including Arabic and Hebrew names), this is the book every parent-to-be has been anxiously awaiting! All the way from Aariel to Zygmunt, from Aasta to Zwetlana, this comprehensive collection, compiled especially for Australian and New Zealand readers by a well-known authority on the subject, gives details of thousands of names used in Australasia today. There are many considerations in naming a child - the sound of the name (especially in combination with the surname), its meaning, its diminutives, the initials it creates with the surname, its length and so on. Entries in this easy-to-follow volume include alternative spellings, pronunciation, meanings, and the histories of the names. Especially intriguing are the lists of most popular names of the First Fleeters, and those names most frequently given over 20-year periods.