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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.

Solar Publishing
(410) 493-1872
PO Box 2116
Ellicott City, MD

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Borders
(410) 730-6990
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:30 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 06:00 pm

Books-A-Million
(301) 953-9663
351 Montrose Ave
Laurel, MD
 
Borders
410.89.5040
Baltimore Washington Int'l Airport
Linthicum, MD
Hours
Monday - Friday05:30 am to 09:00 pm
Saturday07:00 am to 07:00 pm
Sunday05:30 am to 09:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(410) 415-5758
Owings Mills/Pikesville, 1819 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Borders
(410) 290-0062
6151 Columbia Crossing Circle
Columbia, MD
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(410) 203-9001
Long Gate Shopping Center, 4300 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Books-A-Million
(443) 755-0210
7000 Arundel Mills Circle , Space B3
Hanover, MD
 
Books-A-Million
(301) 474-0033
6118 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD
 
Barnes & Noble
(410) 385-1709
The Power Plant, 601 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-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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