Item description for The Name Book: Over 10,000 Names-Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance by Dorothy Astoria...
Overview "A comprehensive list of names that includes the name's cultural origin, meaning, spiritual connotation, and a related Bible verse"--Provided by publisher.
Publishers Description Baby-naming has become an art form with parents today, but where do parents go to find names and their meanings? The Name Book offers particular inspiration to those who want more than just a list of popular names. From Aaron to Zoe, this useful book includes the cultural origin, the literal meaning, and the spiritual significance of more than 10,000 names. An appropriate verse of Scripture accompanies each name, offering parents a special way to bless their children.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Name Book: Over 10,000 Names-Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance by Dorothy Astoria has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal Supplements - 11/15/2008 page 72
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0764205668 ISBN13 9780764205668
Availability 10 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 08:56.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Name Book (Repack)?
What's in a name? May 24, 2010
Awesome reference book to use when researching names, their origin and meaning. This book has been very helpful in my process of selecting character names for my book.
Names Sep 22, 2009
I bought this for my Dad. He's 91 and wants to know the origins of names. He's having lots of fun looking up names and the book in informative in this way.
Lacking Feb 25, 2009
This is a good naming book. It skips past the fluff about how to choose a name and dives right into a well organized list and corresponding index. Some unusual names are included, but most are simple and traditional. The origin, meaning, and spiritual connotation is given for each name and a Bible verse is included as a part of each entry. A book icon is used to indicate any name that actually appears in the Bible.
The problem with this book is that it isn't special at all and it doesn't offer anything above and beyond other naming books. The book attempts to provide insight into the spiritual significance of a given name, but fails completely. The spiritual significance, in this case, is derived from the connotation of the name's literal meaning. That means that there is not a concrete reason why a particular name comes to have a spiritual significance. It is simply how the author felt about the name. The Bible verses are always positive and sometimes beautiful, but they seem to have been chosen randomly. You can take any name in this book and replace its corresponding Bible verse with a verse found elsewhere in the book.
I would recommend this book if you are looking for a more traditional name and would like to know what it means and where it originated. Just don't expect any insight deeper than that.