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Common vs. Uncommon

Did you have a popular name growing up? Were you the 3rd Emily or Ashley in your class? If so, how did you feel? Conversely, did you have a very uncommon name growing up? How did you feel? Also a question to both: what did you think of kids with common/uncommon (the opposite of yours) names? Did you wish you had their name? Or were you happy you didn’t? My name was neither common or uncommon so I’d really like comments from people who either loved/hated their type of name. You don’t have to mention the name, just what you thought of it. Thanks!
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Emma in Western Australia
We have a boy named Tyler James and a girl named Gypsie Jade. Expecting our 3rd, which is a boy. I'm in love with the name Olly, but my partner thinks Gypsie and Olly are unique names and Tyler is not, so it won't feel right. So he wants an ordinary name. Please help with something unique but ordinary.
Baby Name Genie:
In the space between unique and ordinary is a special category of names I think of as "antiques." They are familiar and well-used names that are not widely in use these days. For your son, I give you Oscar Jude - a perfectly ordinary, unique name.

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