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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.

For Your Health Naturally
(301) 702-3368
2553 Colebrooke Drive
Temple Hills, MD

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Borders
(202) 686-8270
5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC
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Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Books-A-Million
(202) 319-1374
11 Dupont Circle N.W.
Washington, DC
 
Barnes & Noble
(301) 986-1761
4801 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Sun-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(202) 347-0176
555 12th St NW
Washington, DC
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Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Sun 9:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-10:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Borders
(301) 585-0550
8518 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD
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Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Borders
(301) 816-1067
11301 Rockville Pike
Kensington, MD
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Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(202) 289-1724
Union Station # 112, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
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Sun 11:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-9:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-9:00PM

Books-A-Million
(301) 474-0033
6118 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD
 
Barnes & Noble
(202) 965-9880
3040 M Street NW
Washington, DC
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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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