Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 357 p. Oxford Paperback Reference.
This is absolutely the best book about English-language names I've ever read--and I've read many. The author obviously did a tremendous amount of research to find the accurate info. about every single name in this book. Everything in here is super-detailed and contains high-level info., yet is easy and enjoyable to read. The author also backs up the meanings of each name with evidence, which doesn't exist in any other baby-name book. Don't waste your time with any other baby name books or English-language name lexicons. This is the one and only!
Mar 4, 2009
The Most Reliable Baby Name Book
Before giving your baby a name, check it out in the Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names -- which includes many Hebrew, Celtic, Greek, Germanic, etc. names, as well as nick-names. My name means horse-serpent in Old High German, but my mother didn't know that. This scholarly tome is lots of fun!
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