If I ever have a daughter I’d like to name herAda Josephine. A favorite aunt as well as my grandfather’s first wife who died in childbirth had that name. Roxanne is a family name, too, going back generations, but The Police might have ruined that lovely old name.
Many names that seem trendy or "invented" to current generations are actually quite old. I wouldn't have thought Roxanne was one of them, but thanks for pointing this out. I actually have an Appolonia in my family tree (from the mid 1800's, I believe) -- but I can't see that as anything other than Prince's lady friend from the '90s movie Purple Rain!
Well, if you want to talk about ruining a name, Ms. Lewinsky sure wiped “Monica” off the map ;)
Still widely used in Russia and Ukraine, only as "Oksana".