I grew up as Robin Williams was becoming popular with Mork & Mindy, as that was my name, I was very wary of celebrity and character names when it came to naming my own children.
I wanted to name my children after reigning monarchs, I thought they would be classic and would easily fit with a family second name. My husband had other ideas.
I eventually had to give him a list of twenty names and he would pick from that. This was made more difficult as I also didn't want to double up on first name initials, and he would NOT allow anything beginning with B as our surname starts with O. Funny how I also lost on this point - OK not funny. His name starts with C.
Our kids are -
Alexander James, Carolyn Louise
William Craig, and the twins
Christopher Colin and Heather Mae
I would have loved an Elizabeth, Victoria, Frederick, or if I bent my own rules Richard or Catherine. However, harmony was more important.
I also spent some time reading the local papers for birth announcements, though there were not many. I also looked up the site for Births, Deaths & Marriages that lists most popular.
Robynne-69 DH-61 DS1-94 DD1-96 DS2-99 DS3&DD2-04