Thursday, May 1, 2008

Just for fun - how common is your name?

Someone sent this link to me in an e-mail, and it was a bit of fun: www.howmanyofme.com

According to that site there was only one person with my first/last name combination in the entire US in the 1990 census data (the most recent year names were collected during the census). I know that currently there are at least 2 other people with my first & last name because I have googled it as well as searched in people search tools. There is a guy with my name in the Midwest who was sent to 5 1/2 years in Prison for involuntary manslaughter in the commission of driving under the influence of alcohol (Ran a man over who was out for an evening walk), leaving the scene of the accident, and for violating his parole provisions due to earlier convictions he had of drunk driving & Felony theft (I wonder what those provisions were - no drunk driving while you're on parole for drunk driving? No more Felony Theft while you're on probation? No manslaughter allowed?).

There is also a boy with my name in the Midwest that is currently a Sophomore in High School who is on a Junior Varsity Basket Ball team. Only two other guys in the entire United States with my name & one of them had to be a drunk driver who ran a Father over leaving his children fatherless. 2 out of 3 good uses of my name isn't so bad I guess, although come to think of it 66.7% is only a D grade. As they say though, you can't choose your relatives, and you certainly don't get to choose who gets to use your name. Not to mention Identity Theft, but I better not get started on that topic.

2 comments:

Robb Allen said...

3rd most popular first name coupled with the 27th most popular last name.

At least I'm still me.

Dustin said...

Very true, that is what counts.