Tuesday, July 06, 2010

What's In a Name?



I'm assuming they include the author of the query in the list of people "in the USA."

If not, I really, really want to meet this person.

It amuses me quite a bit that if you're looking for a name for your newborn, you'd have to reject a list of 856,728 more popular names. But as "fist" names go, it's a beaut.

Click here to check your own name

I also tried it with my so-called "real" name: There are two people in the USA who bedeck themselves with its polysyllabic magnificence. Again assuming I'm one of the two, I wonder if they know that my father, who shares our name, doesn't live in the USA anymore.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got the 1st most common fist name- so there!

Buck said...

I think I have lost on your first name but I don't know about the last. I think I have you beat on the last.

I used to joke with a friend named "Lee" that he had the most common last name in the world. At least by pronunciation. Sadly my friend was murdered in a home robbery. Damn that hurt too. I was the only non family member acting as a pall bearer. My best friend in fact. Except for my new wife.

Buck Batard

reincheque said...

By all accounts, I've got the "0th" most popular name in the USA. How's that supposed to make me feel?

J. D. Mack said...

According to this site, there are no people in the U.S. with my name, which suggests that there just might be a Neddie Jingo out there for you to meet.

cleek said...

i'm a singleton in the USA, too.

suh-weet.

Bobby Lightfoot said...

Now I know that there is, in fact, a Eustace Dingleberry in our midst.

Unfortunately, I also have to live with th' knowledge that there isn't a single Fucknut McSmokepole.

Am I the only fella who uses a female fist name?

Bobby Lightfoot said...

Plus, there is a Douche but his (her?) last name can't be Nozzle.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Bob, you're such a pistol!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Bob, you're such a pistol!

J. D. Mack said...

Oh boy! My inner 12-year old is delighted to know that there are 2 people in the U.S. named Dick Head!

Buck Batard said...

I looked up Ima Hogg and it said there was only one. Didn't she die?

Buck said...

At least we can now squelch the rumor that a member of the cast was eaten at the end of that wonderfully silly show spoofing William O. Douglas, the late great nature loving Supreme Court Justice.

Even though Ziffel is the 0th most popular name in the US, Arnold is still alive. At least according to Neddie's fantastic statistical analysis tool. But with my butt parked up North right now, I sure could use a good rack of ribs and a good sip of shine every once in a while. So where's is Arnold, anyhow?

Batocchio said...

interesting. Only 3 people with my first name in the U.S., although the spelling can differ a bit - for another spelling, it's 19.

David Harmon said...

Well, last I've heard, the the "number of people" does *not* include the querent. Indeed, IIRC, they're actually using statistics from a name database which gets downright iffy when confronted with rare names....

Smashed said...

Yeah, it's a bit off. I know that my name is shared with at least 3 other people - this database claims there is only one of us.

Punk.