While the name Rochelle isn’t bizarre, it still isn’t heard that often, so whenever I do meet someone with my name it becomes something of an event.
In fact, I have only ever met two or three Rochelle’s and they didn’t spell their name like I do.
It usually happens on the phone at work. A customer will be surprised when I identify myself. Then they go on, “Rochelle is MY name too!” We discuss how infrequently this happens, whether we have a nickname, who named us and why.
I doubt people with names like Mary or Kathy have this experience.