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How many of me?

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

How many have your name?



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Mar. 6th, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
There's none of me.
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
Well, you're in a class by yourself.
Mar. 6th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Or I don't exist.

Well, I don't exist in the US anyway. Curiously, I note that my Dad's a one off too. Not that he even uses his first name, throw in his nickname and he doesn't exist either. Amusement!

One of your New Zealand doppelganger's (with a slightly different spelling) was the singer for Dragon.
Mar. 7th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Well, "Red" is an unusual first name. *grin* I've been surprised by the number of people who don't exist; clearly this isn't a very accurate meme.

The New Zealand Marc Hunter is one of the people I mentioned when I wrote a column on name searches years ago ... there are also sports stars and politicians, among many others. It's going to take me awhile to climb to the top of the search list.
Mar. 7th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Red is part of my last name. I would have thought someone in the US would have had my last name, as I have run across it before. I suspect the list is culled from birth records and ignores name changes and tribal names. Odd.

I just tried Frank Zappa's kids and it looks like the search only grabs a top percentile and ignores the wacky.

On the plus side of sharing a name, you can always try and scam their table in a restaurant.
(no subject) - ozma914 - Mar. 7th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)
I believe there are 974 copycats with your name, but you are definitely on-of-a-kind ;-)
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! I did a column once about all the people I found with my name, and what they did with their lives; maybe I'll drag it out again one of these days.
Mar. 6th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
Another zero here. Apparently, there's not even a single person with my first name in the entire US... Creepy.
Mar. 6th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
Not even just your first name? Wow -- that is creepy. Say, you didn't put your first name down as "beer", did you? :->
Mar. 6th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
Hehe. No. I blame the lazy cunning emigrants who all took American names when they got to Ellis Island...
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
'Cause Beer would be an odd first name. But I'm sure someone in Hollywood has thought of it.
Don't forget the immigration officials who often misspelled names on official forms ... that certainly didn't help!
Mar. 8th, 2007 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: 'Cause Beer would be an odd first name. But I'm sure someone in Hollywood has thought of it.
True, true.

This is surprising, though. I hope they're not all born after 1997...

There are 4,500 people in the U.S. with the first name Buffy.
Statistically the 2762nd most popular first name. (tied with 414 other first names)
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Buffy are female.
Mar. 6th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
Another zero for my name, even though there's me and my dad has a cousin with the exact same name (first and last) as me. But there's 331,000 Chris-es though. XP
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Something tells me their search criteria is limited, in some major way. Once, years ago, I did my own search for my name online, and came up with tens of thousands of hits. surely there are at least a few matches for almost everyone in the world, these days.
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Mar. 6th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
As I was saying earlier, I think their search method is very limited in some way. There are lots more than a thousand or so of me, that I know!
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Mar. 8th, 2007 09:19 am (UTC)
lots of me
I wrote a column a couple of years ago on "vanity web searchs", as they're called. I did a search on my name and came up with something like 30,000 matches, then researched a lot of them to see what their jobs were and what kind of lives they led. There were rock band members, politicians, private detectives ... writers ... :-)
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Re: lots of me - ozma914 - Mar. 9th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 6th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
I am totally unique, or I would be if I visited the USA - there are 0 people on the data base who share my first name. I like the way it describes this - This name is not found in our database, this means the name is relatively uncommon. Not 'extremely rare', not 'unique', but 'relatively uncommon'!
Mar. 6th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
Apparently, when it comes to names, your relatives are uncommon!
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Mar. 7th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
Re: Must be the strange last name...
Yeah, there can't be that many Greymare's in the world. (I never get tired of making that username joke.) Actually, you should consider yourself fortunate -- a lot of people are getting no matches at all!
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Mar. 8th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC)
Mar. 7th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
(I'm not really here, just skimming my friendslist at breakneck pace having just returned from Chicago) I saw a letter from someone with your name in USA Today last week, making a sensible point about something-or-other (Medicare?)! I got quite excited, but this person was from Illinois, I think. Still, perhaps a distant relative :)
Mar. 7th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
Jeez, at the rate I'm going I'll be the *last* Mark Hunter to get published outside of local newspapers. :-)
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Mar. 9th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
Three hundred million, I believe ... but I'll bet that website would only come up with several hundred thousand. :-)
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Mar. 13th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC)
strength in numbers
I think we rule the world because no one else in their right mind would want to!
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