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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.

(540) 366-6682
1515 Hershberger Road
Roanoke, VA
Barnes & Noble
(540) 776-2960
4478 Electric Road Southwest
Roanoke, VA
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Sun 9:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Ram's Head Book Shop
(540) 344-1237
2137 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA

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Inglath Cooper
(540) 576-1629
PO Box 973
Rocky Mount, VA

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(703) 450-8705
46301 Potomac Run Plaza West-Unit 170
Sterling, VA
Barnes & Noble
(540) 563-5683
Valley View Mall, 4802 Valley View Blvd NW
Roanoke, VA
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Sun 11:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-9:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Cantos Booksellers
(540) 342-0100
18 Campbell Ave SE
Roanoke, VA

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Houchins Books
(540) 380-2332
4902 Glenvar Heights Blvd
Salem, VA

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Inlight Books
(804) 598-0700
3172 Three Bridge Road
Powhatan, VA

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(804) 270-1487
8093 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA
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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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