The Book of Irish Names
The Origins and Meanings of Over 150 Names for ChildrenBook - 2000
The Celtic tradition has given us some of our most beautiful and evocative names. "The Book of Irish Names" lists the popular names for both boys and girls, giving their derivations, pronunciations, meanings, and the legends associated with their historical and mythical namesakes. Comprehensive calendars of Irish saints' feast days also allow a baby's birth to be matched to the saint of the day. The names, which range from the ever-popular Liam and Bridget to the more unusual Aoife and Lochlainn, are accompanied with specially commissioned illustrations. "The Book of Irish Names" is an ideal present for parents-to-be.*Explores the traditions and histories surrounding the most popular Celtic names, which are now favourites throughout the English-speaking world.*Discover the legends and myths of ancient Ireland while choosing a name to suit a baby's personality.*Lists of Saints' Days allow a child's name to be matched with his or her birthday Saint.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur, 2000.
Characteristics: 127 p. :,col. ill.
Alternative Title: Irish names