Last night we saw Kenneth Cope in concert. He and his subtle piano player were affectionate, and the show was extremely well done. While we were sitting there, my wife brought up names and that Lennika was a good example of a pretty name that is under used. We then talked with the couple next to us for a while, discussing girls' names that are pretty, but underused.
The concert also made me think of sons. If I'd ever had one, I'd have named him John Robert. John for the first Marsh in the United States, brought here as a bond servent/slave with the William and Mary Company and Robert in memory of my family line (it is a traditional name for first born boys in my line, Stephen Robert, LeRoy Robert, Robert Henry, etc.).
The concert was first announced as "for singles only, the rest of you can't come" (a seperate charge part of a multi-regional singles conference) and then, when they did not handle the ticket sales and publicity well (and thus got very few sales, though the conference was rumored to be a success), "for you too, but not really." Cope did an excellently professional presentation, to a half filled cultural hall.
His Greater Than Us All helped my wife about ten years ago, in the midst of burying children. But the concert was much better than that, if the comment makes any sense. Felicia Sorensen's She Believes is still my favorite, but I was pleased with Kenneth Cope's music, which has sold better.
Lots of things that are underappreciated.
Leave me a name or something else that you feel is not appreciated the way it should be.