1) Unusually unique first name for a female.
2) Single released by rock band KISS
from their 1978 album Unmasked. Although not particularly successful, it was still a hit with their fans. Subsequently, most girls named Shandi have a parent who is obsessed with KISS
, to the point of naming his/her offspring after the song.
As the generation of KISS
lovers age, so do their daughters named Shandi. For this reason Shandi has become a more common name, with 2004 Miss America Shandi Finnessey and America's Next Top Model Shandi Sullivan making the name mainstream.
A true Shandi however, recognizes her uniqueness and embraces it, no matter how many other Shandi's she may encounter.
My dad is a crazy KISS fan. Owning all of their collectables wasn't enough, so he decided to name his first born Shandi. Luckily for my brother I was born first.