The Name Book

The Name Book Review

A solid baby name book, but lacking some of the features of the others that we reviewed.

That said, there are some great things about this book. It skips the long introductions that are contained in other books, and gets straight into a numbered list of names.

If you are looking for a more traditional (Christian) name, then this book is a good choice. It has a focus on the spiritual meaning of names, and links each name’s meaning to the bible. It even indicates names that are used in the bible by using a small book symbol.

The Name Book

That said, there are some great things about this book. It skips the long introductions that are contained in other books, and gets straight into a numbered list of names.

8.5 Total Score
The Name Book

That said, there are some great things about this book. It skips the long introductions that are contained in other books, and gets straight into a numbered list of names.

Durability
8
Design
7.5
Comfort
7
PROS
  • The spiritual (Christian) focus of this book appealed to some of the parents we spoke to. For those who wanted a traditional name for their child, and wanted to link this to the bible, this is the only book that offered this kind of information.
  • The simplicity of the approach taken here is really great, also. Having a smaller list of names can help overcome the confusion that many parents feel when it comes to choosing a name for their child.
  • This book is a great companion to other baby name books which offer more direct advice on choosing a name. The focus on spirituality means there is more information here about this aspect of names, something which is sometimes lacking in other books.
CONS
  • It goes without saying, perhaps, but the focus of this book is on Christian spirituality. If you have different beliefs, then this is not the book for you!
  • One further bugbear that the parents we spoke to noted was that this book does not separate names by gender, which can make looking them up a little annoying.
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