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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.

Barnes & Noble
(434) 984-0461
Barracks Road Shopping Center, 1035 Emmet St Suite A
Charlottesville, VA
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

New Dominion Book Shop
(434) 295-2552
404 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA

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Daedalus Bookshop
(434) 293-7595
123 4th St NE
Charlottesville, VA

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Barnes & Noble
(703) 299-9124
Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Alexandria, VA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Books-A-Million
(804) 897-9813
15701 Westchester Commons Main St
Midlothian, VA
 
Read It Again Sam
(434) 977-9844
214 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA

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Oakley's Gently Used Books
(434) 977-3313
112 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA

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Inlight Books
(804) 598-0700
3172 Three Bridge Road
Powhatan, VA

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Barnes & Noble
(703) 248-8244
2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 500
Arlington, VA
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Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Books-A-Million
(703) 771-2585
59B Catocin Circle N.E.
Leesburg, VA
 
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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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