What books list baby girl names and their meanings?


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The books "Baby Names for Girls" by James Dalby, "Baby Girl Names: For 2015" by Hannah Crawford and "Baby Names for Girls That Really Rock" by Louise Nolan all list baby girls' names and their origins and meanings. These books discuss the importance of choosing a name that fits the child's heritage.

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What books list baby girl names and their meanings?
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Nolan asserts that both the child and parents should be comfortable with the name. Her book categorizes girls' names by broad meanings, such as biblical names, names from literature or mythology, names from entertainment and gender-neutral names.

Dalby suggests that parents should consider the cultural and ancestral meanings of the name they give their daughter and keep in mind names with a wide variety of meanings. Dalby argues that a name influences the girl's self-esteem and cautions parents to be alert to names that lend themselves to bullying or teasing. A given name has a strong effect on the girl's attitude about herself and her relationships with others, the author states.

Crawford tells new parents that choosing a name should be fun and rewarding as well as challenging and that the name should suit the girl's temperament. Her book contains modern and classic names with pronunciations and origins.

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