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Author Lambert, Eloise (Eloise A.)

Title Our names, where they came from and what they mean / by Eloise Lambert and Mario Pei.

Publication Info. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., [1960]


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  929.4 L    Check Shelf
Description 192 pages ; 22 cm
Contents First names: How naming began -- Names of beauty and derision -- Totem, animal and racial names -- Names of mythology -- Names of the classical world -- Biblical and religious names -- Names of the English-speaking world -- Names of endearment (and otherwise) -- Personal name oddities -- Translatable and untranslatable names -- Family names: How they began -- Your father's name -- Where you live -- Name of your trade -- Names of description, glory and shame -- Commonest names -- Long, the short, the funny -- Pronunciation and spelling problems -- Naming customs -- Clues to family names -- Thing names: From name to thing -- From name to quality -- Animal names -- Trade names -- Institutional names -- National group names -- Other group names -- Abbreviated names -- Names of flags, anthems, currencies, governing bodies -- Names of seasons, months, and holidays -- Index.
Subject Names, Personal.
Added Author Pei, Mario, 1901-1978 author.
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