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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.

Books-A-Million
(704) 636-0354
1935 Jake Alexander Boulevard West
Salisbury, NC
 
Barnes & Noble
(336) 774-0800
1925 Hampton Inn Court
Winston-Salem, NC
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Book Rack
(336) 766-9493
2668 Lewisville Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, NC

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Oakley's Books & Gifts
(336) 249-6088
219 W US Hwy 64
Lexington, NC

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Barnes & Noble
(704) 341-9365
3327 Pineville-Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC
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

Borders
(336) 727-8834
252 S. Stratford Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Bookland
(704) 873-5545
1619 East Broad Street
Statesville, NC
 
Book Rack
(336) 765-3394
660 S Stratford Rd
Winston Salem, NC

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Barnes & Noble
(704) 544-9985
11025 Carolina Place
Pineville, NC
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 11:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(919) 782-0030
4325 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
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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