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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.

(252) 635-6963
3005 Claredon Boulevard
New Bern, NC
Book Shop New & Used Inc
(252) 240-1163
4915 Arendell St Ste C
Morehead City, NC

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Beach Book Mart
(252) 240-5655
1010 W Fort Macon Rd
Atlantic Beach, NC

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Emerald Isle Books & Toys
(252) 354-5323
8700 Emerald Dr
Emerald Isle, NC

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Rocking Chair Book Store
(252) 728-2671
400 Front St Ste 400
Beaufort, NC

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All In One River from Ben Casey Publishing
(252) 249-2553
3656 Janiero Rd Ste B
Arapahoe, NC

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Fort Macon Book Store
(252) 726-8598
901 Fort Macon Rd Ste A
Atlantic Beach, NC

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Somewhere In Time
(252) 514-2868
3100 Trent Rd
New Bern, NC

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The Book Shelf
(910) 325-1200
208 Main Street Ext
Swansboro, NC

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(910) 692-4373
Pinecrest Plaza #5
Southern Pines, NC
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday01:00 pm to 06:00 pm

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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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