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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hot'Lanta... home of sports teams that disappoint in the playoffs

    What's in a name?

    I could spend waaay too much time looking at this site.

    Former Duke player John (#2) Smith (#1), who lived on my hall freshman year, would hate this

    Is anyone around here more common than me?

    -Jason (#24) Evans (#48)
    Don't ask me why, but my mother is making me Tweet. Says it will be good for my career. So, follow my ramblings, mostly on the film industry, @TVFilmTalk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    I could spend waaay too much time looking at this site.

    Former Duke player John (#2) Smith (#1), who lived on my hall freshman year, would hate this

    Is anyone around here more common than me?

    -Jason (#24) Evans (#48)

    Why, Howdy! My first/last name sum up to 9.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hot'Lanta... home of sports teams that disappoint in the playoffs
    Quote Originally Posted by DevilAlumna View Post
    Why, Howdy! My first/last name sum up to 9.
    Nice to meet you Michael Jones.
    Don't ask me why, but my mother is making me Tweet. Says it will be good for my career. So, follow my ramblings, mostly on the film industry, @TVFilmTalk

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    I am a rather unique individual at 586.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by DevilAlumna View Post
    Why, Howdy! My first/last name sum up to 9.
    Impressive. I know three Michael Smiths (which now doesn't seem so surprising), who come in at 5.

    Alas, I'm well north of 100,000 myself.

    I did notice these are from the 1990 census, so I'm guessing there's been some shuffling going on since then that makes them at least a little misleading.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Austin, TX
    I have two first names. In order, I add up to 339. If I reverse them, I get 126. I guess that explains why so many people continue to call me by my last name, thinking it's my first, after many years and after many corrections. I guess it just sounds more normal reversed.

  7. #7

    my name

    It's frustrating ... I have a good English surname ... and it doesn't make the top 10,000 names ...

    And my first name, which is Welsh in origin isn't even listed.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Olympic Fan View Post
    It's frustrating ... I have a good English surname ... and it doesn't make the top 10,000 names ...

    And my first name, which is Welsh in origin isn't even listed.
    Does that mean that you do not exist?

  9. #9

    existance

    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor66 View Post
    Does that mean that you do not exist?
    Well, as that drunken fart Rene Descartes said, "I drink, therefore I am!"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston area, OK, Newton, right by Heartbreak Hill
    I can't do this test. I go by a nickname for my middle name. My first name is very uncommon (and I hate it). My middle name has an uncommon spelling. I do know that if you Google my uncommon spelling of my middle name and my last name, you pretty much get only me. My last name is ranked around #2500. I always knew my last name was more common than my husband's but his is ranked over #34,000! There are only 619 people in the country with his last name. Of course, if this really is based on the 1990 census between my family and my husband's brother, there are 7 more. He's gaining on me, neither of my brothers have children.

  11. #11
    Including my middle name, which is in the top 100, I'm a fairly uncommon 19,635.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tennessee

    neat site

    My surname is in the 11,000-11,999 range. Just a couple thousand of us. Between "Andujar" and "Swayze". ha ha!

    First name is somewhere between "Walter" and "Roger". Sexy, eh? But wait ... middle name is between "Melvin" and "Herbert". Look out ladies!

  13. #13
    I simply do not exist.

    Someone please inform the IRS.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    20 Minutes From The Heaven That Is Cameron Indoor
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    I could spend waaay too much time looking at this site.

    Former Duke player John (#2) Smith (#1), who lived on my hall freshman year, would hate this

    Is anyone around here more common than me?

    -Jason (#24) Evans (#48)
    Pretty Cool Jason!

    A little irony for me. My first name (Mark) is 14 on the list and 14 is my favorite number and the number I wore in sports as did my brother and sister. Last name (Newton) was 367

    "[T]he tarnished Tar Heels that bear little resemblance to the revered program built by Dean Smith."- Ashville Times
    "UNC and the NCAA are trying to conceal that the fraud was specifically designed to pad the transcripts of varsity athletes" - Bloomberg

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tennessee
    Quote Originally Posted by Bostondevil View Post
    I can't do this test. I go by a nickname for my middle name. My first name is very uncommon (and I hate it). My middle name has an uncommon spelling. I do know that if you Google my uncommon spelling of my middle name and my last name, you pretty much get only me. My last name is ranked around #2500. I always knew my last name was more common than my husband's but his is ranked over #34,000! There are only 619 people in the country with his last name. Of course, if this really is based on the 1990 census between my family and my husband's brother, there are 7 more. He's gaining on me, neither of my brothers have children.
    I think if you do a search on your exact name using their engine on the top left of the page, you get results from the 2000 census, but if you look at the ordered list, it's the 1990 census. I noticed when I first found my ranking directly by search and then went to see what was around it, and there were slight differences in ranking.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh
    I'm 1556 including 1st and last names. I'd be more popular if my 1st name were spelled the more common ways (Darrell or Darryl) than Daryl. Not too shabby, I guess.
    Not leaving until the game is over.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Dillon, Colorado
    There are I think nine people alive with my last name (I know them all, unless someone had a kid recently).

    A Duke Endowment beneficiary contains a first and last name that sums to three.
    Sometimes I mistake this for a universe that cares. -- xkcd #625

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    John (2) Robert (3) Green (37) so my three names total 42.
    Bob Green
    United States Navy (Retired)
    @JBobGreen

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    New Bern, NC unless it's a home football game then I'm grilling on Devil's Alley
    11th for first name, 152nd for last name. As a last name, Duke is exactly 800 spots after mine.
    Mmmm, BBQ!

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Sterling, VA
    Hmm, in the 13,000's for last name; first name just barely missed the top 100 for males.

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