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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.

(314) 892-1700
25 S. County Centerway
St. Louis, MO
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 08:00 pm

Paperbacks Plus
(636) 464-3311
108 Richardson Xing
Arnold, MO

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Around The Corner Paperbacks
(314) 416-9100
5496 Baumgartner Rd Ste 127
Saint Louis, MO
(314) 227-5263
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd
Hazelwood, MO
Barnes & Noble
(636) 536-9636
1600 Clarkson Road
Chesterfield, MO
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sun 11:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-9:00PM

Books Galore
(636) 937-2665
840 N Truman Blvd
Crystal City, MO

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Pam's Books
(636) 282-2665
2000 Richardson Rd
Arnold, MO

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Barnes & Noble
(636) 326-4619
721 Gravois Road
Fenton, MO
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

(417) 881-4111
3300 S. Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO
Monday - Thursday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(636) 278-1118
320 Mid Rivers Center Drive
St Peters, MO
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sun 9:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM
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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