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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.

(503) 375-9588
Village East Shopping Center
Salem, OR
Monday - Saturday09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 07:00 pm

Mainstreet Books
(503) 843-2665
142 E Main St
Sheridan, OR

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Booksmart Bookstore
(503) 393-2899
4908 River Rd N
Keizer, OR

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MDNW, Inc. Publishing
(503) 463-0122
PO Box 18622
Salem, OR

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Barnes & Noble
(503) 249-0800
1317 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Third Street Books
(503) 472-7786
334 NE 3rd St
Mcminnville, OR

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Chapters Books
(503) 554-0206
701 E 1st St
Newberg, OR

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Woodburn Book Outlet
(503) 982-8266
1001 N Arney Rd Ste 504
Woodburn, OR

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Browsers' Bookstore
(888) 758-1121
121 NW 4th St.
Corvallis, OR

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(503) 674-3917
687 NW 12th Street
Gresham, OR
Monday - Saturday09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 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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