Monday, October 20, 2008

UNIQUE NAME?Ever wondered how many people in the United States share your name?

I was surprised to discover that I am the only person in the U.S.A. with my moniker. Likewise, my children are all unique when it comes to their names. Huh. Only the hubby shares his name with anyone else in the U.S., and even then, it is only with 33 other people.

Go to this site to see where you stand in the rankings, then come back and let me know, OK? Because it is awfully interesting.

That, and I just really don't want to vacuum.


*Creative Commons image from Jack Dorsey on flickr.com

17 comments:

  1. There are 16 people with my name. Once I Googled my name and found some of them. One of them is very active with farmers' markets. Many people, though, mistake my name for one that is much more common. There are 2422 people with that name, which I think would get downright confusing.

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  2. LOL... I too turn to the internet, a little too often I'm afraid, in order to avoid housework. (Why else would I be commenting you in the middle of the day?)*smile* There is only one person in the U.S. with my name and since I don't live in the U.S., but in Canada, it's not me! Huh... I wonder who it is...

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  3. Whoa! I knew mine was going to be bad... 1,212!! A bank that I don't bank with actually just contacted me last week saying I had bounced a check from a checking account that I don't have. She finally admitted that it could be someone else with my same first and last name! Those of us with common names need to be extra careful! I think I need to work on making my signature more unique...

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  4. Wow. I'm really surprised. There were 51 of me! I have a VERY common last name, and a very uncommon first name. ??? I guess I thought no one else would have an Irish first name and Mexican last name. :) Wrong.

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  5. I'm not special!! There are 512 of me!! :)

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  6. Only 4 with my name. Funny thing is I know one of them already. I looked up my name while I was in college and contacted the 1 person I found. I wonder if the others are younger or if they married into it. Fun!

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  7. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Me... just 1
    Eddie...just 1
    Michael...4 of 'em
    Murray... just 1

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  8. Just one of me!!! And I am not surprised :)

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  9. 3 of me and only "1 or fewer" with Sophie's name. I wonder if that's because she doesn't have a credit history yet, so they're not REALLY sure she exists...

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  10. I share my name with 25 others, B shares his with 10, A is the only one with her name and H shares with 2 others.

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  11. There are 24 of me (same first and last name).

    Before I got married, I always thought there was only 1 of me with that particular name. Turned out, though, that I have a second cousin with the exact same name.

    As a bonus bit of name trivia, my first name is also Laurel.

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  12. Hey, this is fun! (I don't want to think about what to make for dinner).
    There are 3 other LQ's out there. Tried it with my maiden name, thinking I might be an original, there are 8 others!

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  13. There are 23 of me!

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  14. i am one of 24 of the April Emerys in the US. neat find!

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  15. 114 Jennifer Praters ...and wow 1,423,682 Jennifers in the US
    but only 8 Jenny Praters

    and only 1 Jenny Evelyn Prater

    and only 1 koutsunis prater! hahah

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  16. 1 or fewer of me. :)

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  17. There are seven of me. I am semi-special.

    Susan

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