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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted June 01, 2008 08:24      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you have absolutely nothing to do, you can find out, statistically, how many people in the U.S. should share your name:
http://ww2.howmanyofme.com/

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Jace Raven

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And it's my dad... [Big Grin]

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geekygoddess
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247 of me....that's cool, thanks Snaggy!!!

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Grummash

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...and none of them are me! [Big Grin]

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2008 13:12      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They say noone has my last name in the US, but my whole family lives there .
strange.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2008 13:32      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
304 million americans, and not one Famous Druid?

So I tried searching for my other name (the one on my passport) and found 5.

Oddly enough, I'd bet there's more than 5 of me in Canada (or even New Zealand), the scottish influence is stronger there.

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DoctorWho

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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2008 14:19      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There are only 3 with my name and my father is one of them so I guess that means I am a very rare commodity. But not as rare as Jace.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2008 14:45      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
_______________________Snaggy__ According to the book at the Vietnam Memorial another Hospital Corpsman, with the same First Name, Middle Initial, and the Same Surname as me was killed in 1968. That to me is slightly scary. From this search without the initial the claim is fifteen.

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GrumpySteen

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It says there is nobody in the US with my last name too, but I know for a fact there are at least half a dozen in my area in addition to myself.

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Xanthine

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There's no one with my last name. Not even me. [crazy]

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Bibo
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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2008 14:54      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They found ZERO matches for my dad, I've found at least 1 other person with his name via google in the past. He has a very unique name.
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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted June 01, 2008 16:52      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My first name is pretty common, so it doesn't surprise me that I got nearly half a million hits from it.
My surname, however, got no hits. My surname it's not rare depite its bad reputation, and with over 700000 colombians living in the US, I thought there would be at least a pair of hits. The only person I know with exacly my name is my dad.

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NoRealReason
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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2008 17:28      Profile for NoRealReason   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
12 people have my name in the US.

And yet, two of us ended up in the same town, working for the same (although incredibly large) company.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2008 19:00      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There is only 1 of me...
except my father has the same name, so I guess
one of us is dead or in witness protection.

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 2 posted June 01, 2008 20:18      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmmm, this page seems flaky. C'mon, Barack Obama is not American? What about Madonna?
Recursive FAIL
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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted June 02, 2008 11:39      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ah, per the FAQ, about 19% of people will get no hits for one or both of their names. I'm one of those, as is my mother.

They're using census bureau data, which omits relatively uncommon responses to begin with, and doesn't seem like a great source for this type of thing anyway. But it is a cute toy I guess.

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Icon 1 posted June 02, 2008 13:39      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It calculates 461 people with my name. Not too surprising, as my first name is really common, and my last is relatively so. However, I have found that the origin for my surname is a little unusual. Most who share my surname are German or English in descent, but mine comes from a Danish name (somewhat corrupted during immigration by removing the "-son" suffix).

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted June 02, 2008 13:45      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
Ah, per the FAQ, about 19% of people will get no hits for one or both of their names. I'm one of those, as is my mother.

They're using census bureau data, which omits relatively uncommon responses to begin with, and doesn't seem like a great source for this type of thing anyway. But it is a cute toy I guess.

Quit ruining everyones complaining by reading things like FAQs.

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The Famous Druid

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
Quit ruining everyones complaining by reading things like FAQs.

According to the FAQ: The main source of inaccuracy is the assumption that first and last names are statistically independent. For example, about 1/15,000 have the first name 'Solomon', and about 1/3,000 have the surname 'Cohen' so it calculates about 1 in (15,000 * 3,000=) 45,000,000 will be named Solomon Cohen, which works out at 6 in the USA.

In real life, first and last names are far from statistically independent, people with Cohen as a last name are far more likely to name their son Solomon, it's a fair bet there are hundreds of Sol Cohens in the USA.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 02, 2008 16:24      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Now that you know how many of you there are, find out where they live in the USA or the UK

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GrumpySteen

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The Famous Druid wrote:
Now that you know how many of you there are, find out where they live in the USA or the UK

Now that's more like it.

*whips out a replica of the sword from highlander and runs off yelling "There can be only one!"

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted June 02, 2008 17:12      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
According to GENS there are some people with my surname in the US, specifically in Washington, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut. No hits for the UK, so maybe there might be less than a hundred of them.

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Moe Monkey
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Apparently there are at least 2772 people with my name in the U.S. That's for my real name -- zero hits for Moe or Monkey.

On the other hand, Google brings back 5,810 pages with "Moe Monkey" -- top hit, Geek Culture Forums, woo hoo!

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