I've always found names interesting...their origin or how a person was named. My grandpa recently printed the history of my dad's side of the family going back to the 1600s. Our last name was spelled differently back then, and, according to him, "they just got lazy and dropped the second 'n' at the end." Although last names are interesting, I find how a person got their first names far better.
My sister, brother, and I all were given our first names because my parents simply liked them. However, growing up I always wished I had a different name. My siblings have "normal" names, while mine is not common. As a matter of fact, I've only met two other people who have the same first name as me. Yeah, it is not frequently used. Secretly, I always wanted to be a Katie. Now, I am glad that I am not. My name fits me well I think.
My sister, brother, and I all have middle names that are significant. Once again, I got the "unique" one. My sister's middle name is the same as my grandma's. My brother's middle name begins with the same letter as my grandpa's middle name. His first two initials are JP, just like my grandpa's were (and I have three cousins with P middle names, after my grandpa). However, my mom decided that she wanted my middle name to be her maiden name. So when you say my whole name it sounds like I have a hyphenated last name and no middle name. My dad's mom always said that I would not liek my name because people would mispronounce all three of my names (first, middle, and last), which is true. However, I like the fact that I get my mom's maiden name as part of mine now. I guess this goes to show that a person's opinion can change over time. I like my name, even if all three are often said incorrectly.