I am the child of a very unique name and all my (3) sibs are unpopular names as well with the same theme. My parents didn't have the internet, though managed to come up with some pretty good names.
My DH made the baby naming process particularly difficult for me while pregnant with my daughter in 2009. He vetoed every name I came up with and is doing it again this pregnancy.
I kept the secret that I really liked Isabella, I knew it was going to be very popular. I was in love with this name for several reasons. Most having to do with a silly trilogy of young adult novels. I thought it was a lovely name for a LONG time, I've always loved Isabella Rosellini. My married name is Spanish, it made sense. I finally told DH how much I loved this name and to not make fun of me, and guess what? The guy turns around and says: "I like that, lets go with that.".
Now I'm miffed a little about it because it's so popular. I already see and hear the name everywhere I go and feel like I made a mistake and should have thought it out. I even catch myself saying it in front of DD and that's just NOT ok. What's it going to be like when she's in school as the 5th Isabella? I did mange to give DD a very uniquely spelled middle name that would go with her first, (Bella Jean), but is this enough and will she even like it? Yes, she can go by Izzy, Ella, Bella, Bell etc. etc. and that will help, another reason why I loved the name.
DH is at it again and we are fighting about names. He says ONE name he likes and that's it. He wont even make a list. The name (Samantha) is another LOVELY name I really like. It's in the top 10 and climbing. I'm worried about the regrets with this one too.
What do ya'll think? I'm becoming a bit of a name nerd and in life, a name is a very important thing to me, so I'm going (a bit) crazy!