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Naming your baby can be a lot more involved than most parents initially think. Have fun with it; consulting a baby name book can be a good way to get the conversation started and the name game flowing. Check below for related information, products and services.

(724) 774-5104
222 Beaver Valley Mall
Monaca, PA
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:30 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 06:00 pm

(412) 635-7661
Northway Mall
Pittsburgh, PA
Monday - Saturday09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 09:00 pm

Book Tree
(724) 775-2665
3585 Brodhead Rd
Monaca, PA

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Book Place
(724) 776-7220
20550 Route 19 # 17
Cranberry Twp, PA

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Stanley Popovich - Self Help Books
(412) 430-2807
10 Self Help Books
Pittsburgh, PA
Barnes & Noble
(724) 772-6200
Cranberry Square Shopping Center, 1000 Cranberry Sq Dr.
Cranberry Township, PA
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(412) 809-8300
800 Settlers Ridge Center Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Penguin Book Shop
(412) 741-3838
420 Beaver St
Sewickley, PA

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Educational Beach Press
121 Aspen Ln
Seven Fields, PA

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Bradley's Book Outlet
(412) 281-3014
2019 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

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Unusual Baby Names, Parents are Thinking up Unique Names

Unusual Baby Names

Parents, increasingly, are thinking up unique names for their children. An exotic association apart, there is at  least    one constructive advantage to this. An unusual name helps to confer exclusivity, helping the owner to stand out and  be recognized more easily. Think about how easy it is to remember a 'Terranova' from a crowd of Marys and Janes.

However, choosing an unusual baby name requires some care. How can you choose a name that is distinctive, yet does not end up sounding ridiculous? Of course, you don't want your child to be at the receiving end of all the Waynes and Dylans in his school. Here are a few tips:

  1. Check what's out there. Start by looking up popular baby names listed in parenting books and websites. Along with the more familiar ones, you will also find some unusual baby names that you have rarely heard before, and that will catch your fancy.
  2. Old is gold. Many old names that were quite popular until recently have now fallen out of favor. Research names in historical archives or literature, or dig up some of the unusual names from your own family records.
  3. Read the glossies. Celebrity baby names are another good source for distinctive names. The advantage here will be that though the name will be unusual, it will have built up some level of familiarity and acceptability because of the media coverage. The disadvantage, of course, will be that the ...

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