Yeah, I was sadly "Little Debbie" as a kid, to differentiate me from the older Debbie in the next class up in Hebrew school. I even changed the spelling to Debi in high school just to be different! And then I was "short Debi" as a camp counsellor, being only 5' tall. Now I play in a band with a woman named Deborah, and people decided to call her Deb, which she hates, or "banjo Deb," which I imagine she hates even more.
That is why my daughters have "weird" uncommon names. I got tired of someone picking a random qualifier to go with my name! My Ronni (Veronica) and Sammi (Samara) are the only ones they know with those names. I'll bet Sammi runs into some Samanthas, but probably not too many Samaras. And we've only met one Veronica so far -- and none who go by Ronni. *whew*