Having a first name that becomes popular in mainstream media can be a blessing and a curse but mostly a curse. Just ask anyone named Donald. Even sharing a name with a beloved celebrity can be a bummer, because it means anytime you meet someone, they're automatically thinking about that celebrity, instead of focusing on glorious, unique you. No one wants to be overshadowed by someone else just because you happen to share a moniker.
TV writer Jesse McLaren recently posed this question to Twitter: