Last blog I mentioned the three most useful reference books I use when generating name candidates.
But I neglected to publish the Amazon links to these volumes.
Here they are:
Word Menu by Stephen Glazier.
Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus edited by Barbara Ann Kipfer.
The Complete Word Book by Mary A. De Vries
In addition there are several other good sources of name candidates that I’ve had some success with. Several are “classic” reference books and the rest books I’ve picked up and found useful on more than one project.
The Synonym Finder by J.I.Rodale
Word Stems: A Dictionary by John Kennedy
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, edited by Ivor H. Evans
Dictionary of Art and Archaeology by J.W. Mollett
Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion by W. L. Reese
The Complete Rhyming Dictionary by Clement Wood
The links above were current at the time of posting. Several are out of print and only used copies are available, so you may find upon clicking the link for a particular volume that it’s sold out.
As promised, I’ll provide some info on web-based naming resources and software in future posts.