I've always loved my name, and I can't imagine going by anything else. I mean, I can because people rarely get my name right, but I can't actually consider myself to be an Amanda or an Amy or a Vallery. I would never go by anything else.
Amber is nice because it is an uncommon enough name that I have only met five in my life -and I've never had another Amber in my class- but it is still common enough that it doesn't seem odd.
I don't know it my parents ever considered anything but Gladys (after my great-grandmother) for a middle name, but I have always known that they considered Rebecca-Lynn (I'm an Amber-Lynn, technically) and Amanda for first names.
That's okay with me; I've never liked the name Rebecca, and Amanda isn't on my Top Ten List either. However, I was discussing my name choices with my mother the other day and after talking me out of using the name Lillian (because that's the only reletive's name I stuck in those), she told me she considered naming me Lily-Anne.
This gave me a very odd feeling, because Lily and Anna have been two of my favourite names for much of my life.
I would still never change my name. I am an Amber, and that's working just fine.