Savantha Fisher of Franklin, Tennessee, advises parents to think twice before giving their child a unique name.
"It's unfair to the child," said Fisher, 52, who is a special education assistant. "I gave my children easy names, Alexander and Nathan."
Once, in a doctor's waiting room, she was horrified when a medic called out, "The person with the weird first name, it's your turn." Mail often comes addressed to a badly mangled first name, often with a "u" instead of a "v," which doesn't even make sense, she said. [Link]