Originally Posted by suziquzie
...When I was pregnant with my last (lego girl) if it was a boy I wanted to name it Samuel Adam...... sorry I just love my beer!...
But at least Samuel and Adam are not freakish names. And since you probably wouldn't use both names all the time, not that many would make the beer connection.
My mom wanted to name me Trina Marie (or Trina Lynn). I'm glad she didn't get her way, but I sometimes wonder if my personality would have been different if that were my name. Names can have such a profound influence on how your life turns out sometimes. I mentioned in a similar thread a couple years ago about some teachers who were given essays to grade. The first batch had "ordinary" names on them. The second batch (same papers) had very unusual names on them. The ones with ordinary names got higher grades than the others. I'm sure that is one reason that in writing competitions, numbers are used.