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How Many People Have Your Name?

 
 
Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 02:56 am
902,564 with my first name.
1,033,680 with my last name.
3,060 with my full name.

I did my wife too.
Fewer than 1,525 with her first name.
Fewer than 335 with her last name.
1 or fewer people with her whole name.
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Sglass
 
  2  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 01:40 am
@Merry Andrew,
Merry you are a fruitgate.
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MagicBlackCat
 
  2  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 11:25 am
Heh.... there were 34 of me before I got married! OMG!

Now I am completely unique.

Being a numbers person I have to question the results though...it says it comes from census information, wouldn't that have last been done in 2000?
Intrepid
 
  1  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 12:01 pm
2,602,680 have my first name
118,927 have my last name
1,015 have my full name
martybarker
 
  1  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 02:08 pm
Wow, theres only one of me with both my current name and my maiden name.
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djjd62
 
  2  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 03:16 pm
@MagicBlackCat,
MagicBlackCat wrote:

Heh.... there were 34 of me before I got married! OMG!

Now I am completely unique.

Being a numbers person I have to question the results though...it says it comes from census information, wouldn't that have last been done in 2000?


1990 census according to the site
MagicBlackCat
 
  1  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:58 pm
@djjd62,
Ah...thank you. I looked for it but wasn't able to spot it. So it is quite outdated and would not reflect anyone born before or married before 1990.
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Reyn
 
  1  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 08:17 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Apparently, less than 1525 have my first name. Less than 335 have my last name.

I'll tell you a quick funny story. In my early days of meter reading, I was reading in an apartment building and was shocked to see that three (3!) were in that building alone! Laughing

On that day, my illusion of uniqueness was shot!
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aperson
 
  1  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 10:53 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Take a look at this:
Quote:
The data we have comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's 1990 census.


The population has increased by over %20 since then, which means that approximately a fifth more people have your name now.
aperson
 
  1  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 11:06 pm
@aperson,
* 20%

Why oh why won't you let me edit??
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gustavratzenhofer
 
  2  
Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 11:45 pm
I'm not buying it. It says there are only three people with my first and last name, while I know there is one that lives less than twenty miles from me. Am I to believe that in all the rest of the states there is only one other?

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douggielass
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 09:17 pm
@ossobuco,
hi am douglas by name i would like to chat with you on yahoo
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AbbieMcKenley
 
  2  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2010 02:43 pm
Quote:
Potato
•There are fewer than 1,541 people in the U.S. with the first name Potato.


Anyone know anyone called Potato?

Quote:
Sockdraw
•There are fewer than 1,541 people in the U.S. with the first name Sockdraw.

What about sock draw?

Whats really amazing is that exactly the same number of people are called Potato as sock draw.

Quote:
Unevenfloor
•There are fewer than 1,541 people in the U.S. with the first name Unevenfloor.


The really astounding thing is that UnevenFloor has the same figure...

I get the feeling this website is lying... Smile
Rockhead
 
  2  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2010 02:45 pm
@AbbieMcKenley,
zero is fewer than 1,541...


and I know a dude named spud.
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2010 02:50 pm
@AbbieMcKenley,
According to my name ...
Quote:
There are 52 people in the U.S. named Stephen Atwood.


I'm more intrigued with this fun fact:
Quote:
99.63 percent of people with the first name Stephen are male.

Does this .37 percent account for statistical/accounting error? Out of this nanopopulation of Stephens, how many are actually born females and how many are transgendered? How many have gone through sex changes?
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AbbieMcKenley
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2010 02:52 pm
@Rockhead,
Quote:
zero is fewer than 1,541...

That's true, I didn't notice the "fewer" part. Smile

Quote:
and I know a dude named spud.

Real name or nickname? Even so, potato would be worse.

My mum told me about a lady she knew who named her daughter Fay-Leah because she wanted a boy.

Rockhead
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2010 03:02 pm
@AbbieMcKenley,
it's a nickname.

his real name is Tom.

I call him Dick.


(no, he's not hairy...)
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Ceili
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2010 03:31 pm
There are 457,806 with my first name, didn't check the variations.
114 with my maiden name in the US, 12 in Canada.
11,470 with my married name
17 with my first and married name
None with my first and maiden name.
I'm unique in the world, although, when I google my maiden name there was a dame who lived in the 12th century with my maiden name, although none anywhere with the combined maiden and married names.
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saab
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2010 04:02 pm
There are 79 in Sweden with my first name
and 1 or fewer in USA
and 1 or fewer in USA with my maiden name, but I know there are two with my maiden name in USA. I know them.
aidan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Jan, 2010 05:26 pm
@saab,
36 in the US and I'd be willing to bet that at least half of them are related to me, as my father has seven brothers, and I was named after my great-grandmother and I kept my maiden name.
 

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