My son's name is Julian. It's a perfectly normal, male name dating back centuries. Julian.
You would not BELIEVE the number of people who think it's a made up name, or people who say they've never heard of it. (Not even Julian Lennon? How about Julian McMahon?)
Anyway, the nurse at our old pediatrician's office insisted on pronouncing it Julie-Anne instead of the tradional pronunciation. She always seemed surprised to see that he's a boy. Other people have pronounced it Jillian, thinking for some reason I misspelled his name and am pronouncing it incorrectly.
I wanted to use the name Julian for a son ever since I was 15. He was born when I was 35, and I finally got to use the name! Who knew that people would find it so unusual?
My 7-year-old daughter is named Jane. I like the spelling Jayne, but I stuck with the traditional spelling in part because it's also my middle name and in part so she would have the minimum number of misspellings thrust upon her!