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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
(952) 892-9280
Burnhaven Shopping Center, 828 West County Road 42
Burnsville, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM
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
(952) 920-0633
Galleria Shopping Center, 3225 W 69th
Edina, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(952) 944-5683
Eden Prairie Center, 3000 Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(612) 922-3238
Calhoun Village Shopping Center, 3216 West Lake St
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

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

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
(651) 683-1955
Eagan Promenade, 1291 Promenade Place
Eagan, MN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM
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

Borders
(952) 595-0977
1501 Plymouth Road
Minnetonka, MN
Hours
Monday - Thursday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Friday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 08:00 pm

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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