It just so happens that my favorite names that I can actually see myself using are all uncommon (none make the Top 1000). But this isn't intentional - I love a lot of really popular names, but not enough to actually use. And maybe that is partly because of the popularity, but thats not a conscious decision. I adore Sophia...and would use it in a heart beat if it wasn't already my cousins name.
And thats the other problem- all of the popular names I love I can't use because I already have people colse to me with those names- Ava
to name a few.
Aussie au pair in Switzerland to my French-Italian girls
E (01.02.08), L (12.01.10) & S (09.12.11)