Friday, August 8, 2008

How Many People Have Your Name?

Names are important. Parents spend time with books that list baby names and their meanings. The future parents choose a name, talk about it, think some more, and perhaps still select another!

During the Bloggy Giveaway, a pregnant blogger had this hoop to jump through: look in the left sidebar and select the name you would prefer for her child BEFORE entering the giveaway! I couldn't believe that any parent could allow a pack of prize-hungry strangers to select the name of her child! However, when I looked, there were only two names to choose between; apparently, the couple each had a different choice. I guess that's better than flipping a coin.

To see just how unique your name is, click on the underlined blue question, and please come back to let me in on the fun. My results are listed in the box below.

HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are
3
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?


12 comments:

Rebecca Reid said...

There are 301 of me in the USA. To be honest, I like being one of many. No one in the blogosphere could find me very easily!!

Deborah said...

I did this a while ago. My first name is very common, but combined with my last name...I'm unique!

Kevin Davis said...

Selecting the names of my sons was so...um...ambigous. I like Micah adn Kaiden, my wife liked Micah and Kaiden - and now for the rest of their life, they'll be Micah and Kaiden. Ambigous.

Shelia said...

Hi Sally, I clicked on your name thingy and all these windows popped up and froze my computer! I had to shut down and now I'm afraid to go check it out. I guess it doesn't like my name. Thanks for coming by my tea party. How'd ya know I fed all those leftovers to Mr. Precious! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sara said...

There are approx. 350k people with my first name, 168th most popular name, and less than 2 with my combined name. Thats kinda cool to be so unique! Our last name is so unique there are less than 335 of us around.

Dawn said...

There are 535 with my married name and 4 with my maiden name!! That was fun!

take care,
Dawn

judicreations said...

12,192 had my first name and about 1,200 have my last name. The combination one or fewer...so I guess that makes me pretty original!
that was interesting...

imjacobsmom said...

There are only 85 people with my first and last name.
The whole family had fun with that one. Thanks! ~ Robyn

MoziEsmé said...

Only one of me! And only one of my baby! Thanks to having my husband's South African surname. My first name (Jane) is actually 149th most popular - at least it's not in the top 100. That was one of my criteria for picking my baby's name (Esme) - that it not be in the top 100. And there are only 1500 or so with that first name.

TMI I know, but that was fun!

Killlashandra said...

Ok, I admit that was pretty interesting. There are 109,740 with my first name, not my nickname.

daisy said...

Only one of me, statistically speaking...very interesting. I like to be unique.

bermudaonion said...

According to this, 546 people in the US have my name. I think it's way more than that. There has been at least one other person with my name every place we've ever lived. :(