Author(s): David Pickering
Of all the decisions a new parent makes, choosing that special name is the most significant, and the most rewarding.This clear, helpful and easy-to-use A - Z guide will give you thousands of brilliant suggestions for picking the perfect name for your new arrival. It includes- Separate sections for boys and girls 5000 names from well-loved favourites to something a little different The most popular celebrity names, from Apple to Tigerlily Top ten names through the centuries Facts about the true meanings and stories behind each name Help make that all-important decision a little bit easier - and give your baby a great start in life!
David Pickering graduated in English from St Peter's College, Oxford. An experienced writer, editor and illustrator, he has compiled or contributed to well over 200 reference books, mostly in the areas of the arts, English language, history, folklore, entertainment and popular interest. As author, these have included a Dictionary of Theatre (1988), an Encyclopedia of Pantomime (1993), a Dictionary of Superstitions (1995), a Dictionary of Witchcraft (1996), a Dictionary of First Names (Penguin, 1999, 2004), Sports Quotations (2000), a Dictionary of Proverbs (2001), a Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (2001), the Pears Factfinder (Penguin, 2002), a Dictionary of Saints (2004), Pirates (2006), Jokes (Penguin, 2006), Perfect Pub Quiz (2007), Ancient Rome (2007), Buttering Parsnips Twocking Chavs (2007) and a Dictionary of Allusions (2008). He has broadcast many times on radio and television and lives in Buckingham with his wife and two sons.