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stay traditional vs. or not

Hi! My husband and I are expecting a son in August. We both had very common names as kids (Emily and Tyler). We really want to give our son a unique name, but we are worried he will be ridiculed and teased. My husband and I would name him Benjamin Charles (will not go by Ben) as a common name but love Barrett Charles (Charles is my father’s name). Should we stay with a traditional name or use our favorite name? Thanks for the help! ~Emily and Tyler Sandino
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Elizabeth in Montana
We like Verity for our daughter's first name, for both the meaning and uniqueness, but we are struggling with a middle name. I love cacti/succulents and thought it would be neat to pick the name of a unique plant. Hoping for something different but still pronounceable and feminine. Any ideas?
Baby Name Genie:
Not to be prickly, but this cacti question is a thorny one. Let me sharpen my quill and take a stab at it. Name your daughter Verity Jade, if you don't want a few barbs thrown your way.

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