– What does the name Calvin mean?
– What is the meaning of Beverley?
– Which boy’s name means ‘little seal‘?
– Which girl’s name means ‘spear strength‘?
– And what links Merle and Mavis?
Chambers Dictionary of First Names offers pronunciations,
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information about 10,000 names in more than 4,000 entries. It also explains
changing fashions in names, mentions famous historical,
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bald; beaver stream; Ronan; Gertrude;
both are birds: Merle means blackbird and Mavis means songthrush
An excellent book to help with the daunting task of choosing a name for life for your child