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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
(205) 349-6366
Midtown Shopping Ctr, 1800 McFarland Road East Suite 200
Tuscaloosa, AL
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Sun-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Day Star Christian Books
(205) 349-3411
3975 Watermelon Rd
Northport, AL

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University Of Alabama
(205) 348-7628
Tutwiler Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Bryant Museum Gift Shop
(205) 348-7647
300 Bryant Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL

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2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary
(205) 590-4853
P.O. Box 193
Hayden, AL

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(205) 759-2688
900 Skyland Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL
College Store
(205) 758-9009
807 Paul W Bryant Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Off Campus College Bookstore
(205) 345-3910
504 14th St
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Dantes Day Job Off Campus Bookstore
(205) 752-2009
9010 Old Greensboro Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL

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(334) 741-8554
2243 Tigertown Parkway
Opelika, AL
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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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