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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.

Barnes & Noble
(319) 393-4800
Northland Square SC, 333 Collins Rd NE Bldg 1
Cedar Rapids, IA
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Book Trader
(319) 373-2708
1464 Twixt Town Rd
Marion, IA

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Bergan Paulsen & Co Pc
(319) 294-8000
5825 Dry Creek Ln Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Sodexho Campus Services-Coe College Dining Services
(319) 399-8000
1220 1st Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
C R Collectibles
(319) 366-5463
529 5th Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Town Square Paperback Books
(319) 377-6138
1090 7th Ave
Marion, IA

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Mystery Cat Books
(319) 363-2179
112 32nd Street Dr Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
Unity Center Of Cedar Rapids
(319) 393-5422
3791 Blairs Ferry Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
City News & Books
(319) 364-8942
104 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Basically Books
(319) 396-8420
212 Edgewood Rd Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA
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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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