"Raine? I can’t believe you named the child after a bad day.” The response from one of the first farmers I spoke with on my return to work from maternity leave, following his query on what we named our child. Reading the problem posed to Miriam this week, “My wife wants to name our child something off the wall”, I smiled a little, as this is something I can identify with. When you spell your name in a novel way, you can take two routes; ignore the misspellings or constantly correct with an explanation.

I think that an unusual name with a little backstory is a conversation point