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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.

(704) 824-0221
3710 East Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
(803) 985-5362
540 John Ross Parkway
Rock Hill, SC
Curriculum Exchange
(803) 684-3982
1973 Lincoln Rd
York, SC

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Giant Book Sale
(704) 525-5681
4716 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC

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A Plus Used Books
(704) 301-5236
1415 Tom Sadler Rd
Charlotte, NC

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(704) 583-1280
14151 Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC
Barnes & Noble
(704) 544-9985
11025 Carolina Place
Pineville, NC
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Books A Million
(704) 583-1280
14151 Steele Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC
Baker & Taylor Inc
(704) 998-3100
2550 W Tyvola Rd Ste 300
Charlotte, NC
Bedford Falls Book Fairs
(704) 358-4554
327 W Tremont Ave Ste B
Charlotte, NC
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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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