I prefer Olive to so many of the names out there where parents are trying way to hard to be different or cool, or SOMETHING. We know folks who have multiple kids and all of their names are just odd. We actually find ourselves commenting on the names chosen that are on the more normal side of life because so many think they have to be so different. While I do see the benefit of not choosing the "names of the decade" whatever they may be, I think too many people just try so hard to make a statement of some kind with their kids' names.
I see a lot of kids in my workplace. I recently met a Bynjymyn. Pronounced Benjamin. :mmm
Can't forget Ethan, Jacob or Aiden, either!
I used to really like the names Connor and Aiden. Now, not so much. Give me an Olive (not Olivia - again, used to really like it) or a James. And I apparently stand alone in liking the name Edith. To some people it's middle-aged woman, to me it's the middle-ages.
My thinking is a little different. My name is Judith and when I was a kid, there were so many Judy's, Barbaras, and Lindas around, many of us with the middle name Ann. I so wanted a more unique name, and admittedly I still do. In my culture, tradition says that a baby should be name for a relative no longer living. I was named after one of my father's brothers and would have been Julius if I had been a boy. I had four cousins name Julius. So, I guess I think that parents should be able to name their babies what they want. It's become easy enough for anyone legally change his/her name, anyway.
That's probably why I try to give my characters more exotic names when I write fiction or play rpg's.
I knew a guy named Junius, in my stepson's class was a girl named Marijuana, and one girl named Timothy.
I have a relative --- a woman --- whose legal first name actually IS:
Needless to say (but I'm GOING to, ANYWAY), SHE DOES NOT USE IT AND NEVER HAS.
Matter of fact, most people that know her THINK her first name is the middle name she uses, and always has!
Olive, or Manola?
Hell, I think I'll go with OLIVE!!!!!!