Here's an interesting BBC story about the strange names people in Cuba give their kids.
How about where you live? Any fashion fads or do they follow tradition? We've found in SE Asia that most people have short names by which they're usually called and their "real" name is only used on more formal occasions, such as legal documents.
The short names are mostly three letter ones and sometimes may sound odd to Western ears. We knew two friends called Umm and Aah. And a business owner called Oi.