I frequent this board and feel compelled to address something. We all come here looking for opinions on names we've already chosen and names we're on the fence about or torn between when we can't decide. We come here when we're totally at a loss and cannot think of anything. We come here to get honest opinions on names we've heard and to see if anyone shares our thoughts on these names. The name of the board is Baby Names yet I find that a lot of people forget one thing. These babies will be babies and children for a very short part of their life. In all reality we are naming future ADULTS.
Sure you'd like your baby to have a cute name but when that baby is a teenager it will most often not be appreciated because they will be an adult. And they will remain an adult. Forever. Please think of your child as a professional adult. An uncommon name may not be always be a good thing. It can become an inconvenience. Giving your child a cutesy spelling of a somewhat normal name may not be a good idea either. There's no need to change a's to y's for a cute factor. Not only will it be a hassle to have a name almost always misspelled, it will give a first impression that the person shouldn't be taken seriously. It may sound cruel but it's the honest truth. I have personally sat on two boards of Fortune 500 companies and listened to snickers and saw eyes roll when presented with such unfortunate adults. I cannot tell you how many interviews have been conducted and the applicant immediately addresses the fact that we assumed they were of the opposite sex because their name was either gender neutral or intended for the opposite sex. My own cousin changed his name as an adult because it was a gender neutral name that his parents spelled in a cutesy way and it tortured him. It happens.
Before you commit to a name just please consider what it would be like to go through life with that name. That amazingly eccentric name you choose may just end up with someone who is not at all eccentric. Just some food for thought.