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Subject: Re: Disgruntled about poor quality baby name books
Author: Lauren   (guest, 195.92.168.169)
Date: April 9, 2004 at 1:38:42 AM
Reply to: Disgruntled about poor quality baby name books by Melina
this gets me too. Bruce Lanksy was the first example that came to mind when I read the title of your post, before I'd even read the rest.
I think he tries to 'sweeten' the meaning of names. If a name doesn't have a very 'nice' meaning, he changes it. The first one I think of is Charlotte. Feminine form of Charles, meaning manly, right? According to B.L. it means 'little and womanly.'

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