My parents were dead set on naming me Stephanie after a movie in the 80s. Then my dad wanted to name me Jennifer. Pretty normal names if you ask me.
Then my mother and grandmother watched this Mexican soap opera. The girl had black hair, colored eyes and light skin. Her name was Yaritza. My grandmother and mother instantly fell in love with the name.
So when I was born, that's what my mother decided upon. Stephanie and Jennifer completely out the window. To make matters even more complicated, my mother was going to add Anna in front of my name so it would've been AnnaYaritza. My grandmother talked her out of that one.
So yep. That's the story behind my first name. It's unique just like me.