I purchased The Name Book when I was pregnant with one of my children and spent a lot of time studying names before my husband and I chose names for our children. I wanted the meaning of their names to be significant. My eight year old daughter is especially excited with the meaning of her name and strives to live it. How cool is that?
The book lists the name followed by the Language/Cultural Origin, Inherent Meaning, Spiritual Connotation, and finally a Scripture.
For instance my name:
Language/Cultural Origin: English
Inherent Meaning: Shining Fame
Spiritual Connotation: Victorious Spirit
Scripture: Psalm 18:32 NKJV "It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect."
My husband's name:
Language/Cultural Origin: Old German
Inherent Meaning: Powerful Ruler
Spiritual Connotation: Benevolent
Scripture: Psalm 111:10 NKJV "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever."
Once again, I'm studying the name book and making considerations for the new life that will join our family in December.