Sunday, September 14, 2008

How Many of Me?

I got an e-mail with a link to this site today. Basically, upon entering your first and last name, it calculates an estimate of how many others have your same name. Entering the common first and last name "Mary Smith" returns an estimate of over 40,000 people with that name.

Seeing as I know my last name to be relatively uncommon, I couldn't resist trying it out. I thought the odds were good that I would be unique. Here's my result:
LogoThere are
or fewer people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

I wasn't quite prepared to find that there are "1 or fewer people with my name." Logically, since I've entered my name, wouldn't that indicate that there is a minimum of 1? What would fewer than 1 of me would be like? Would I start disappearing like Marty McFly in Back to the Future when he interfered with the meeting of his parents in the past? Or maybe fewer than 1 of me could just involve losing a few pounds I don't really need hanging around. That would be OK.

You can click on the words How many have your name? in the box to find your results.

1 comment:

  1. Apparently there are 216 people with my name. It said there was only 1 person named Sage Brewer, but I know that's not true. There is another little girl out there named Sage Brewer that one an art contest at her elementary school last year (I googled the name).