My dad is more into name meanings then the actual sound of the name, I think. He gave me my name, Erica, because he "always liked the sound & meaning of it." My mom is the one who came up with the yooneek spelling - Erykah. He named my other two siblings, Simone & Liam, and if he had another two more children he'd name them Jasmine & Evan. Nms but still cool.
This thread is so interesting! I cannot even get my DH to talk about names with me, yet. I think that with his first three children, he let their mothers pick their names entirely. My father's only rule for naming my siblings and I was: Don't make it any longer than it needs to be. So, there is Ruth, Wyatt, and Cora (me).