Obviously one's name affects his life. (Or hers.)
Condaleeza Rice overcame great obstacles with that name. But other blacks obviously have not been so fortunate. (Do I really have to give examples?)
Frank Zappa named kids "Moon Unit" and "Dweezel". Unless Zappa left them nice inheritances, they are SOL for any real job or career unless they change their names or go by some other name.
All these "unusual" names that doofus parents name their kids are simply ego-boo for the parents. They do really not have their childrens' future interests at heart.
One of the Scandinavian countries requires names to be approved. That contradicts libertarian ideals, but maybe our rulers are correct. The masses usually do seem to deserve the jackboot of authority on their necks, including licensing births and naming the spawn.