Advantages and Disadvantages of Popular and Rare names

Popular names:

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*Easier to pronounce and spell, usually

*Possibly less name-based teasing in school

*"Blank Slate" names, no weird assumptions from weird names

*Fit in with peers

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*Have to use last initial/ last name

*If last name is common, can result in confusion with mail.

*You can feel like one of millions

 

Rare Names:

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*Don't have to use last names/initials

*Name can be more memorable

*Gives you unique quality

*More interesting than common names

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*Difficulty with spelling/pronunciation

*Possible name related teasing

 

Post what you think the advantages/disadvantages are of popular and rare names.

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November 19, 2013 5:12 PM

Common name benefit: Ability to remain fairly anonymous online and in real life/Difficult for others to find you

con: Difficult to distinguish yourself with name recognition
email addresses can be difficult -- end up with number ie. msmith75@.....
Difficult for others to find you

Rare name benefits: Easy email addresses
You know when it's a telemarketer and can then honestly say, "No one lives here by that name!" when they butcher it.

Con: Unless you really know them, often you will be called the wrong name. ALL the time.