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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.

Borders
(606) 324-0000
500 Winchester Ave, Suite 336
Ashland, KY
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Empire Books & News
(304) 529-7323
30 Pullman Sq
Huntington, WV

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Blue Rock Station
(740) 674-4300
1190 Virginia Ridge
Philo, OH

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Borders
(330) 339-6830
400 Mill Ave. SE
New Philadelphia, OH
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(330) 665-5199
4015 Medina Road
Akron, OH
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

Paperback Exchange
(606) 329-9922
1110 Pollard Rd
Ashland, KY

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Lewis Info Sys, Inc.
(513) 339-0082
4412 English Oak Ct.
Mason, OH

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Atlas Books Distribution
(800) 247-6553
30 Amberwood Parkway
Ashland, OH

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Borders
(419) 626-1173
4314 Milan Rd.
Sandusky, OH
Hours
Monday - Thursday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Friday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 09:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(513) 794-9440
Sycamore Plaza at Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
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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