I definitely take friends and family names into account when picking names. I love the unusual unique names. After 4 kids I'm keeping my mouth shout on this one. We named our first, Fender. Our families ran with it calling the baby names. We are musicians so his name is perfect! At 12yrs old he is a total rocker. Our families now say that they couldn't see him with a different name
So go with the name that makes your heart sing you wont regret it!