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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
(425) 557-8808
Pickering Place, 1530 11th Avenue NW
Issaquah, WA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(206) 575-3965
300 Andover Park W Ste 200
Tukwila, WA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Borders
(253) 946-5877
2000 South Commons
Federal Way, WA
Hours
Monday - Saturday09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 07:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(425) 644-1650
Crossroads S.C., 15600 NE 8th Ave Suite Q1
Bellevue, WA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-10:00PM
Mon-Thu 10:00AM-9:00PM
Fri-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(206) 932-0328
2600 SW Barton St Suite E-1
Seattle, WA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Borders
(206) 575-4506
2437 Southcenter Mall
Tukwila, WA
Hours
Monday - Saturday09:00 am to 10:30 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 07:00 pm

Borders
(206) 444-4414
17801 Pacific Hwy S, Unit #CT10
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday - Sunday05:00 am to 10:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(253) 839-2535
Pavilions Centre, 31325 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(425) 451-8463
626 106th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Baker Street Books
(360) 886-2131
32709 Railroad Ave
Black Diamond, WA

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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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