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09 October 2006 @ 03:53 am

First noticed in fastfwd and lsanderson but 'twas mizzlaurajean what pushed me over the edge…

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Is that counting the elevator boy?

Hey! Wait a minute! What about me?!

Current Location: Home
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Ghazal, The Rain
Fred A Levy Haskell: DD-B's Fredfredcritter on October 9th, 2006 10:51 am (UTC)

… and as dd_b points out, it's both silly and woefully inaccurate. Oh well. A brief moment of fun and distraction in any case.

Marissa Lingenmrissa on October 9th, 2006 11:08 am (UTC)
Don't be sad; apparently I don't exist, either. So you're not alone.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on October 9th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)

That's an interesting thought. I mean, that someone who doesn't exist can cause someone else who doesn't exist to be not alone in his non-existence.

However, since you can accomplish this wonderful thing I welcome your company. Pull up a chair and set a spell…

Marybraider on October 9th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC)

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Hrm. There are more than that. Unless they're not counting things like Mariann, Mary Anne, and Maryrose as being Marys. And my brother's ex-wife may no longer use our last name, not sure.
kip_wkip_w on October 9th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
There must be more than 52 of my clones around. I saw a handful of them just in one list when I was getting some warranty work done at Circuit City. One of them has a music store 60 miles from our old place in Virginia. I wonder if the statement that 100% of those firstnamed "Kip" are male? (And how many are real Kips? It always turns out to be somebody's nickname.)
Peter Hentges: buddhajbru on October 9th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)
Who are you and what have you done with Fred!?
et in Arcadia egoboo: banana genesapostle_of_eris on October 9th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
I'll see that and raise you one -- it says my surname doesn't exist. That will surprise several dozen relatives!
. . . and then the fine print says that since this stuff is derived from census figures, about 10% of people's first names will be missing, and about 10% of people's last names, 'cause that might make it too easy to identify individuals.

Meanwhile, once, doing an 800-number job, I encountered a "Sean Javid" with a Celtic first name and a Persian last name, like me. His mother was Irish and his father was Persian . . . (unlike me)
gomeza on October 9th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
You broke it!
fastfwdfastfwd on October 9th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Well, I really think they mean "How many other people in the US have your name?"

They figure since you already have your name, then you know about that.:)
Skylarker: Reflectiveskylarker on October 9th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
Heh. You'd think they'd update their database with names as they are submitted. They don't know about me, either.