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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.

Turtle Lake Publications Inc.
(612) 281-3488
5280 Oxford St. N
Shoreview, MN

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Barnes & Noble
(507) 345-3444
River Hills Mall, 1850 Adams Street # 404
Mankato, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 11:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Thu 9:00AM-9:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(651) 779-9999
3001 White Bear Ave North Ste 1030
Maplewood, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Borders
(763) 494-0720
12059 Elm Creek Blvd.
Maple Grove, MN
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 08:00 pm

Borders
(612) 869-6245
800 West 78th Street
Richfield, MN
Hours
Monday - Friday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday09:30 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 09:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(952) 546-2006
13131 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(651) 690-9443
2080 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(952) 854-1455
118 E. Broadway Suite 238
Bloomington, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 11:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-9:30PM

Barnes & Noble
(612) 371-4443
Midwest Plaza, 801 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-9:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-8:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(952) 997-8928
Fischer Marketplace, 14880 Florence Trail
Apple Valley, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

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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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