My wife and I have common names. Hers was common for a long time and mine became common relatively recently. As a result, we thought long and hard about names for our children.
We weren't interested in giving them burdeons of a name (sweet butterfly jones, Dwezil, or Moonunit -Thanks Frank Zappa), but we did want them to have unique names such that when their name was called on a playground, only one child turned around. As a result, we made up their names.
Yes, over the years there were plenty of mispronouncations, but no harm was done. Though they had the option of using a nick name or their middle name, neither choose to do so.
Today one's a JD, MBA and a lawyer for the State and the other is an MPH working for a large university. Neither is the worse for wear.
Interestingly, at least one of my children, has developed names for her planned children that are as unique as her's. No word from the big boy yet.
Their names are labels. What they are inside is of their own making. Their names are as unique as they are.