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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
(401) 846-3313
Middletown Village, 1311 West Main Road
Middletown, RI
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-9:00PM

(401) 737-0744
2000 Post Rd
Warwick, RI
Monday - Sunday05:00 am to 08:00 pm

(508) 673-7090
Swansea Mall
Swansea, MA
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 06:00 pm

(401) 944-9160
190 Hillside Rd.
Cranston, RI
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Grateful Heart
(401) 294-3981
17 W Main St
North Kingstown, RI

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(401) 783-0554
160 Old Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield, RI
Monday - Friday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Saturday09:30 am to 06:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(401) 826-8885
Warwick Centre, 1350-B Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(508) 997-0701
Dartmouth Towne Center, 392 State Road Route 6
North Dartmouth, MA
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-9:30PM

D Kelley Fine Used Books
(401) 846-4140
330 Broadway
Newport, RI

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Rhode Island Book Co
(401) 789-8530
99 Fortin Rd
Kingston, RI

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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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