The following article appear in The Spectator Magazine on 2nd July 1864. I found the same article in many redacted forms across numerous local newspapers over the succeeding two weeks.
The article discusses some of the more "outlandish" naming practices among Victorian parents, but particularly pays attention to the (what the author sees as) trouble with naming your child after a famous person.
THE earnest little discussion which arises in a new nursery as to "dear baby's name seems a little absurd to outsiders, but the instinct of mothers is right. The baby will not be Lord High Chancellor or an Archbishop, as mamma and nurse think so probable, but through life one of the most direct influences bearing upon his fortunes will be his name. It is almost a quality which his mother gives him, something which may smooth his path like a new faculty, or retard it like some physical want or bodily deformity.
I find this article especially interesting given this request to Babynames.com a few days ago (link found via Clare's wonderful scoop.it site) asking to remove Donald Trump from the entry of the name Donald due to his being "too controversial of a figure." It really does show that there is nothing new under the sun when it comes to naming issues.
'Twas ever thus indeed!