...I just finished a book wherein the hero's name is Damion and I liked it.
Of course, I have have two excuses as to why that could be true without negating my earlier screed:
1) It is spelled Damion, rather than Damien, so it's really not, ahem, the same name.
2) It's a Medieval, and funky names don't bother me in Medievals. (Except for Wolff.
OK, so I'm still picky. And bitchy.
BTW--it's been a Reeeeellly long time since I've read a book set before 1800. Just a note to self to branch out a bit here.