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:

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.


Anonymous 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.