Scottish Forenames: Their Origins and History
This is the most detailed book available on Scottish forenames, from Aaron to Zara, giving origins and meanings for hundreds of names. It also traces the changes in naming patterns over the years, documenting the effects of key historical events and the impact of movie stars and sports heroes on the popularity of forenames in modern times.
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