my name is a supposed common name, but i suppose less common in my generation and the ones after. i think it was more popular just before my time, and so i don't know anyone personally with my same name... but will meet older women with the same name.
but i've always thought it kind of a plain name. first, middle and last are all very common... and in fact all have the same amount of letters. haha.
weird thing is... i have a very ordinary american name... but i don't look "american." by that i mean, not white or black american. i'm asian. well... half. and growing up mostly in rural areas, i've gotten a lot of mixed looks when i tell people my name. i suppose they expected something more foreign. i've even had several, "what's your real name?" (as a lot of asians are fond of choosing an easy american name to go by, as a sort of nick name to simplify life.)
i don't know that any of this really affected me much... perhaps i never made it a point to stand out because my name doesn't. but i can't say i ever really thought too much of my name. well, not enough to where it'd have an impact.
...but it's also possible i rebelled against my asian mother's asian-ness due to my very american name. as i grew older, i refused to take my shoes off at the door, which is customary where my mother is from, but not so much in america. but, i always figured it was more of my own desire to fit in, and less because of my name.