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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
(209) 386-0571
Merced Marketplace, 1720 West Olive Ave
Merced, CA
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Sun-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Nelson's Books
(800) 877-1267
25145 Pennsylvania Ave.
Corning, CA

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(555) 555-5555
Po Box 1911
Los Angeles, CA

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Nature's First Law
(619) 645-7282
PO Box 900202
San Diego, CA

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New World Publishing
(530) 823-3886
11543 Quartz Dr. #1
Auburn, CA

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Feuer Books
(310) 968-2172
4652 Via Marina #303
Marina del Rey, CA

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2150 Ashby Ave.
Berkeley, CA

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Hidden Springs Press
(323) 664-0007
PO Box 29613
Los Angeles, CA

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(559) 497-4909
1254 Commerce Way
Sanger, CA

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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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