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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.

(860) 442-8684
850 Hartford Turkpike, Space R215A
Waterford, CT
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Book Barn Downtown
(860) 691-8078
267 Main St
Niantic, CT

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Papoose Publishing LLC
web only
385 Main Street South, Suite 404-200
Southbury, CT

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Vital Health Publishing
(203) 894-1882
149 Old Branchville Road
Ridgefield, CT

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Barnes & Noble
(860) 745-7315
Enfield Commons, 25 Hazard Ave
Enfield, CT
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Sun 9:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-9:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Book Barn
(860) 739-5715
41 Main St
Niantic, CT

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Mohegan College Book Store
(860) 887-6842
7 Mahan Dr
Norwich, CT

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Friends of Animals, Inc.
(203) 656-1522
777 Post Road, Suite 205
Darien, CT

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(203) 968-9700
1041 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(203) 234-1805
North Haven Crossing, 470 Universal Drive North
North Haven, CT
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

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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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