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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.

Charles Seminars Inc.
(800) 351-5450
71 Park Ave. Ste 1C
New York, NY

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

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Borders
(516) 561-0077
1061 Greenacres Mall
Valley Stream, NY
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:30 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 07:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(516) 437-0324
Lake Success SC, 1424 Union Tpke
New Hyde Park, NY
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Sun 11:00AM-5:00PM
Mon-Fri 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-8:00PM

Borders
(718) 632-3200
JFK International Airport, Terminal 5
Jamaica, NY
Hours
Monday - Sunday05:00 am to 11:00 pm

Monthly Review
(212) 691-2555
122 W. 27th St.,
New York, NY

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Charles Patterson
(212) 874-5664
545 West End Avenue--Apt. 12d
New York, NY

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Barnes & Noble
(516) 747-2727
630 Old Country Road Space #1110
Garden City, NY
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Sun 11:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 10:00AM-9:30PM

Barnes & Noble
(516) 741-9850
91 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY
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Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Borders
(516) 683-8700
1260 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 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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