In the day and age that we live in, I think a unique name is a wonderful thing, it sets the child apart. The child has the oppurtunity to be an individual and will probably have a deeper sense of self pride. Part of being a kid is making fun, and teasing, so every child has to go thru that at some point. I don't know what was worse; being called Coffee all thru school, and sometimes still to this day by old classmates or the fact that everywhere I go there are at least 3 people with the same first name I have. With there being so many different cultures in the world, alot of the names are unique to the different cultures. Being black American is a culture all it's own, and in much the same way we may see a foreign name, like one above, and think it's weird and difficult to pronouce, our names are viewed the same way. Back in the days it was customary for a child's name to have meaning, not be made up. Even common names can be slaughtered and I think sometimes the black community catches a bad rap because of names that we give our children that are based on material things, (Porsche, Mercedes, Alize, Remy, etc,); but if the name is something unique without any ties to a product or brand name, I don't see anything wrong with it. My child has a unique name because I have a common name and his dad is a Jr, we wanted him to have his own identity, and grow up to be his own man. His name was a collaboration between his dad and I; I didn't agree on the name he chose, and he didn't agree on mine, so after a little brainstorming we came up with our child's name. I've heard about 3 pronuncations of my baby's name, but he knows his name, and will correct them if they say it wrong. So maybe it is not the name, it's the connection the brain has with the mouth that might be a little off. Mostly though I find that it is non- blacks who pronounced the names wrong. God created us all to be different, it would be a boring world if we were all Sarah's or Melissa. Find a unique name, but keep in mind one day the baby is going to have to learn to spell it. All the best.