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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
(574) 247-0864
Barnes & Noble 2358, 6501 North Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Better World Books
(574) 252-5303
55740 Currant Rd
Mishawaka, IN

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Aquinas
(574) 287-1091
2306 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN
 
Distributors
(574) 232-8500
702 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN
 
Bookworm Paperback Exchange
(574) 294-8668
707 Bower St
Elkhart, IN

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Borders
(574) 271-9930
4230 Grape Road
Mishawaka, IN
Hours
Monday - Thursday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Friday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 08:00 pm

Divine Mercy Gifts
(574) 277-1400
320 N Dixie Way
South Bend, IN
 
Erasmus Books
(574) 232-8444
1027 E Wayne St
South Bend, IN
 
Black Diamond Video Games And Books
(574) 855-1955
1521 Lincolnway W
South Bend, IN
 
Little Denmark Inc
(574) 233-9538
3002 W Western Ave
South Bend, IN
 
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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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