Baby Names 2011 by Eleanor Turner (White Ladder)
Price: from £5.38
Available from: Amazon and Waterstones. Initial Reaction: A good introduction and starts by detailing points to consider when thinking of names for your baby, this section is very helpful and amusing if not a little worrying in how many things you may need to consider.
- Helpful hints in introduction
- Some good lists of names
- Majority of names are unusual or too modern
- Lack of detail in the meaning of names
Value for money: Average
Overall Reaction:This book starts by detailing points to consider when thinking of names for your baby, this section is very helpful and at points amusing. It also gives a valuable insight to how many things you may need to think about, as to not burden your child with a name that may cause bullying, embarrassment or amusement to others later on in life.
However I found that the majority of the lists of names are unusual, and although some of the lists are interesting most are a little farfetched for me and provided little inspiration
The description of the names is short but a name you may like may turn out to have a meaning that may totally put you off and vice versa.
Not my favourite names book, but still worth considering as a gift for a mother to be.