I kind of like to think that I have a little of both. Veronica used to be a lot more common but now a days its considered a little bit different since not everyone has it. But its still a name that everyone recognizes and knows how to spell (thank you Archie comic books lol). I have always loved the name Isabella for a girl. It just sounds so exotic and beautiful. I know that if I have a daughter I will give her that name for sure
Unique will be my best choice. But sometimes it can't be the way I wanted. I had encountered people calling my name but it is not me that she is calling for. So embarrassing at times when this happens. So, if I have a choice, I will go for unique name.
Unique I think, like Linda and Susans it seems there are so many but I think people are so use to "their" name it probable doesn't matter there are so many more. My Mom changed her name and went by the new one all her life and since she had it was legally hers, and although I can;t say I like the new one better it fit her and was who she was.
Unique of course! It was always a problem in school when there were ten jennifers or johns trying to answer a question. Workplace confusion occurs with my name all of the time. People tend to use my last name a lot to avoid creating confusing situations. So having a unique name would have prevented a lot of problems for me.
Honestly, I do have a unique name, and it has a unique spelling!
Even into my young adulthood, I resented it.........after years of , " what is your name", " your name is spelled wrong".......
I finally began to appreciate that, if you called " Mary, or Sandra", in a crowd, several women turned around to answer, BUT when my name was called............the crowd wanted to see, who was being addressed.