I love hearing the stories and explanations behind people's names.
I get a lot of comments about having an unusual name... I am called a million things other than Arianne - Maryanne, Adriana, Arianna etc etc etc.
I used to loath my name because no one would say it the way that I prefer it to be said. I still have issues with the general pronunciation, but I do like the story behind my name, as I was named after Audrey Hepburn's character in the film Love in the Afternoon - about a french girl named Ariane - who falls in love with an American playboy in Paris.