I lobbied for a more unusual name (unsuccessfully) when we had Elliot, if only because we have such a common last name.
But even I was a little taken aback by this list of the fastest-rising baby names.
Taken as a whole, these names are downright frightening. They sound like the character list from one of Edgar Rice Burroughs' lesser-known novels. I can't tell if the names are futuristic or antiquated — I only know if I were in a room with these people, I would expect them to wear robes and pass around a goblet of Flavor Aid.
Fastest-rising boys names
8. St. John
Note: There are some individual names here that I like (Lucian isn't bad). But it definitely sounds like the roster of a penal colony on the planet Maltec-4.