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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.

Borders
(605) 394-5334
2130 N. Haines Avenue
Rapid City, SD
Hours
Monday - Saturday09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 08:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(605) 362-1500
3700 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Augustana College
(605) 274-0770
2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
The Treasure Chest
(605) 352-4774
252 Dakota Ave S
Huron, SD

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Dakota News Inc
(605) 336-3000
221 S Petro Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Borders
(605) 361-2478
4001 W. 41st
Sioux Falls, SD
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Again Books
(605) 343-3618
612 Saint Joseph St
Rapid City, SD

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Book Nook
(605) 332-7531
3508 S Minnesota Ave Ste 106
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Creative Comic Productions
(605) 336-9434
1608 S Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Annabelle'S Adult Super Center
(605) 335-9963
1212 E Benson Rd
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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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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