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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
(319) 232-0475
1518 Flammang Drive
Waterloo, IA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(319) 393-4800
Northland Square SC, 333 Collins Rd NE Bldg 1
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(563) 445-8760
320 W. Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-9:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(712) 276-5515
4400 Sergeant Rd Unit 550
Sioux City, IA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 11:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 10:00AM-9:00PM

Borders
(515) 233-2833
1200 South Duff
Ames, IA
Hours
Monday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 08:00 pm

Borders
(563) 585-0085
555 John F. Kennedy Road
Dubuque, IA
Hours
Monday - Thursday10:00 am to 09:00 pm
Friday - Saturday10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am to 07:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(319) 337-3337
Coral Ridge Mall, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave. Suite 1108
Coralville, IA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Barnes & Noble
(515) 453-2980
Jordan Creek Town Center, 101 Jordan Creek Parkway Unit 12170
West Des Moines, IA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Toys & Games, B&N@School
Hours
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM

Borders
(563) 359-7830
4000 E. 53rd St.
Davenport, IA
Hours
Monday - Saturday09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am to 07:00 pm

Barnes & Noble
(712) 323-3700
1751 Madison Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
Services
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Hours
Sun 11:00AM-7:00PM
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-9:00PM

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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