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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.

VeganSpeak MultiMedia
(248) 531-3019
6018 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI

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Borders
(248) 585-6029
460 W. 14 Mile Rd.
Troy, MI
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 06:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(810) 225-4670
9605 Green Oak Village Place
Green Oak Township, MI
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(248) 336-9490
Main Place of Royal Oak, 500 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM

Borders
(734) 282-4197
13667 Eureka Rd
Southgate, MI
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 06:00 pm

One Child, One Planet: Inspiration for the Young Conservationist
(248) 860-9221
P.O. Box 210704
Auburn Hills, MI

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Borders
(734) 242-3479
2121 N. Monroe St.
Monroe, MI
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(248) 577-5056
396 John R. Road
Troy, MI
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 9:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Thu 10:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Borders
(586) 296-0160
31946 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 06:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(231) 798-4388
Lake shore Marketplace, 5275 Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM

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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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