My middle name is the female version of my maternal (Adopted) grandfathers name. I was never terribly keen on this name - mostly due to my grandfather. My mother says he was very strict. To me he was abusive. He died in 1974 so I didnt have much to do with him, thank goodness..
I thought my first name of Robyn was unique, but I do have a first cousin also named Robyn, although her maiden name is not Thompson. She is 14 years older than me, so I might have been named after her.
OK so my mother says that my name of Robyn (my legal spelling) comes from her friend whose name was Robynne legally spelled that way. I grew up knowing this lady as a family friend, and I loved the way she spelled her name so I started using it when I was a teenager and have been using it ever since. My mother likes me using this spelling as well.
I think my mother wanted this speilling - Robynne - but my father preferred the les flashy spelling of Robyn. Not that it really halped.
I grew up being called all kinds of names - Christopher Robin was the worst - especially since he was a boy and I was a girl. I was also called Robin Hood, Robin Redbreast, and Cock Robin.