Moms The Word

March 4, 2007

What’s in a Name?

Filed under: General Info, Random Musings — mrslady @ 11:39 pm

Okay, so I totally stole this from my fellow blogger-pensieve, but I thought it was awesomely awesome so I will post it.
Logo There are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

I think this is insanity!  This means there are FIVE OTHER PEOPLE in the country with the exact same first and last name as me.  I don’t know if that’s cool or creepy yet.  Get back to you later on that.

But it goes into more detail! 

  • There are 76,492 people in the U.S. with my first name.
  • It is statistically the 610th most popular first name (tied with 12 other first names).
  • ???If it’s in the bottom half of the top 1,000 names then why are there five other people out there walking around with my name???

    As for my last name:

  • There are 17,998 people in the U.S. with my last name.
  • Statistically the 1943rd most popular last name. (tied with 338 other last names)
  • I think this is also craziness!  My last name is in the bottom 100 of the 2,000 most popular names!  And yet-those people are still out there.

    And yet-the cool thing is when I get married I will be THE ONLY PERSON IN THE US WITH MY NAME.  So there.

    At least as of 1990, when this information was gathered.  Pretty awesome.



    1. 🙂 Thanks for the mention, Mrs. Lady.

      Yeah, I couldn’t decide whether this was uber cool or ultra freakish. I do wonder @ its accuracy, though.

      Thanks for the sidebar lovin’, it’s always a cheap thrill to discover that 🙂 🙂 :).

      Comment by Robin — March 5, 2007 @ 7:55 am

    2. It was certainly strange for me to find that there were two of us Rebecca Mielkes, not only in the same town, but in the same family! Actually, I know just from google that there are several more out there, one is a runner.

      Sadly, now I am back to being the only Rebecca Mielke in the family, and there is a new Mrs. (brother-in-law) Mielke, with a more unique name.

      I shudder to think what the statistics are on my first name, though. It has to be in the all-time top 20, if not 10.

      Comment by Rebecca — March 5, 2007 @ 11:46 am

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