a world where too many babies are named Ashley and Jayden and too many baby
name books are saccharine pink and blue, here comes something singular: a book
that brings meaning, taste, character, a little bit of attitude, and a
refreshing lack of trendiness to the art of naming a baby. BRING BACK BEATRICE!
is the perfect book for new parents and all their friends and families who are
looking for a perfect shower gift who have a major gripe with misspelling baby
names. The book recognizes that makeshift names are not only a celebrity
trend. BRING BACK BEATRICE! is a baby name book with opinion
and substance, a clarion call for parents who know they are naming not just a
cuddly newborn, but a human being-a person who will be around to carry a name
like Iris, meaning rainbow (after
the Greek messenger goddess who connected the heavens to the earth); Bennett, the medieval form of the name
Benedict, meaning “blessing;” Henry, good enough for eight English kings-after
all, it manes “home ruler;” or Beatrice,
an old-fashioned beauty with roots in both Dante and Shakespeare.
BRING BACK BEATRICE!
winnows down the universe of names to 1,546 mostly classic examples, and it
makes a strong case for each, featuring the name’s definition, its use in
history, its connotations and subtleties, its “meaning” in the fuller sense.
Included are variations, nicknames, and, especially useful for readers,
alternatives— names that have the same flavor, but may sound better with a
particular last name or family background.
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**We received a complimentary Bring Back Beatrice! book for review no financial compensation was received.
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