This is the only name book with "baby" in the title that is worth reading.
This is the only name book with "baby" in the title that is worth reading. It was originally titled "The Facts on File Dictionary of First Names". The only real competitor this has is George Rippey Stewart's "American Given Names", which will cost you over six times as much.
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com's Leslie Dunkling Author Page. Books By Leslie Dunkling. The New American Dictionary of Baby Names by Leslie Dunkling (1991-12-01) Jan 1, 1807.
Leslie Dunkling (born 1935 in West London) is an author known for his authoritative work on names books, ranging from names people choose for their children to names of pubs. As a mature student he qualified as a teacher in 1961, then gained a BA (Hons) degree in English at University College London.
Leslie Dunkling (voiced by Mae Whitman) is a character from Teacher's Pet. "Leslie and Leonard have been best pals since they were both in diapers - until this year when Leslie decided to come to terms with the fact that she's a girl.
The Best Baby-Name Book I've Yet Come Across. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. This book would have been more accurately titled "A Survey of Personal Names Used in English-Speaking Countries". Other than in its being misnamed, though, I found this book to be quite impressive
Published January 10, 1994 by Faber and Faber.
This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Seller Inventory CHL4802007.
Can you help me find old baby name books? I'm talking about name books that were published BEFORE 1950. First Names First by Leslie Dunkling was the first book I ever read which heralded Pam and Linda's idea about names having "images" and is a really, really interesting book. Even better if you know of any published before 1900. What to Name the Baby. I corresponded with this author for a while! He has written other books, but I think this one is his best.