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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Who would have guessed?

I did a search on my name and it turns out that I'm in a very exclusive crowd. (One of them is my son and one is a competitive cyclist.) You might want to try it yourself. (And, no, I did not use the Grandpa. Why would I name my son the Grandpa?)

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

How many have your name?


  1. I so did that...not to long ago and was shocked how many of me are running around. Here all this time I thought I was "really" special, after all my mother keep telling me I was...I just didn't know she meant I should be riding the short bus..I thought it was because she loved me best and picked this special name for me. ;-)

  2. I did it with both my married and maiden names. Apparently I should have kept my maiden name when I got married if I wanted to be completely unique - there was only 1 (or fewer) people with that name (as opposed to 3 with my married name). huh. whoever named me must have known I was really one of a kind... until I got married...

  3. There are 1,532 people in the U.S. with the first name Sandee.

    Statistically the 4019th most popular first name.

    More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Sandee are female.

    There are 707,688 people in the U.S. with my last name.

    Statistically the 21st most popular last name.

    That was fun. Have a terrific day. :)

  4. grandpa..there's only 1 of me!!! Who would have guessed, eh?!
    Maybe now I can be grateful to my husband for latching that confounded surname onto mine own!!!!

  5. It told me 1 or fewer, and that it could be wrong, and I'd wager it is :)

  6. "There are 1 or fewer people in the U.S. named Cloudia C_ _ _ _."

    You're the Grandpa, but I'm singular!

  7. There are 119 of us Rebecca Hickmen.

  8. Interesting, Grandpa. The are 335 people in the US with my married name. Then I tried my maiden name and there are "1 or fewer" with that name.


  9. I am one of 3. It is very odd to think someone has my name.

    When I call a business and they ask for my name, I tell them they should keep theirs. Actual dialogue:

    Me: hello.
    Them: My name is x. May I have your name?
    Me: I think x is a fine name. Why do you want my name? What will I use then?


    If they are smart, they laugh. Oh, ha ha! Right, now what's your name?

    If they are dumb, I have to explain the joke. That is very painful.

    I wish those other two people would give me back my name.

    Bye, Grandpa!