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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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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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