There is tremendous energy within names. Powerful symbols of identity, inspiration, and intention, names are magical tools of self-transformation. The original version of this classic guide, included in the prestigious New York Times "Reader's Guide to the Best 10,000 Books in Print," helped thousands find the perfect name for everything from their child to their coven to their cat. Now, it has been revised and expanded, and is bigger and better than ever.
The New Book of Magical Names presents a dictionary of more than 7,000 names (including pronunciations) taken from modern and ancient sources, including nature, mythology, history, fantasy literature, folklore, and faraway lands. Discover how religious and political movements, long-forgotten customs and social mores have influenced names throughout time. This fascinating guide features:
Whether you are looking for a baby shower gift, initiating a new era in your own life, wanting to find a pen name, a magical name, or even a name for your house, The New Book of Magical Names is your indispensable resource.
"...Author Phoenix McFarland has given readers so much more than the average 'baby name' books ever do....The amount of information she gathered is phenomenal, but then she went further and presented that information in a way to make it accesible and engaging. No one should be without this utterly fascinating, highly informative, user-friendly book."—Midwest Book Review
"Anyone who wants to rename her- or himself has grand lists to choose from. Whether you're renaming yourself, naming your children or the furry folks who live with you, your coven or circle, or even the characters in stories you write, this book is your best resource...If you don't find your best new magical name is this book, it's not likely you'll find it anywhere else."—Barbara Ardinger, author
"This book isn't just for Pagans. It's for anyone who needs help naming a child, a pet, or even a club or religious group and wants to look beyond the more common English names. If you are having trouble finding the perfect name, this book can probably help you—and entertain you as it does."—The Cauldron (www.ecauldron.com)