Unique names: Good or Bad?

Do you like unique names? I do, but I think lots of people have different opinions. Tell me yours. Here's some different veiwes of the topic: PRO UNIQUE: -The teacher won't on call Allison and have four of them yell "Which one?" -In their adult life, they'll appreciate it. CON... show more Do you like unique names? I do, but I think lots of people have different opinions. Tell me yours. Here's some different veiwes of the topic:

PRO UNIQUE:
-The teacher won't on call Allison and have four of them yell "Which one?"
-In their adult life, they'll appreciate it.

CON UNIQUE:
-They'll be made fun of.
-No one will be able to pronounce it.

Well, here's MY veiwpoints:
-I agree with the points in the pro side.
-I don't think they'd be made fun of. There's lots of people I know with Indian names, and they're never made fun of: Aarthy, Harita, Aakankhya, Aishwarya, Prathibha, Deva, Punya...
-They're not ALWAYS that hard to pronounce. Harita is pronounced HUH-rete-UH. Some people may say HA-right-ah, but it's not that hard!

But, I didn't waste five points just to tell you how I feel. How do YOU feel about unique names? And, please exlain why...
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