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Friday, October 27, 2006

I Am 1 in a 100 (Literally)!

Check out HowManyofMe.com -- a neat search engine that tells you how many of the 300 million Americans share your name.  They report that there are 100 Paul Carons out there!  (Hat tip:  Alan Childress.)

HowManyOfMe.com
Logo There are:
100
people with my name
in the U.S.A.
How many have your name?

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Comments

I know twice as many people with my name than the website says there are. You might be 1 in 200.

Posted by: Mark Muntean | Oct 27, 2006 11:17:40 AM

According to the website, there are zero of me. I am one in zero. Like the poster above, I conclude that the website isn't terribly accurate.

Posted by: Meredith | Oct 27, 2006 11:48:59 AM

The website tells me that there are zero people with my name. Like Mr. Muntean, I have a feeling that it is less than accurate.

Posted by: Meredith | Oct 27, 2006 11:50:23 AM

Might want to review the accuracy information page.

Posted by: Jane Ellis | Oct 27, 2006 12:33:27 PM

Apparently, no one in the U.S. has my name. I suppose I am a ghost.

Posted by: andy | Oct 27, 2006 12:34:05 PM

Actually, if you read the fine print, they are calculating a probability based on even distributions of first and last names, working from a census database the lower portion of which is not considered.

There is no consideration of cultural naming tendencies, and thus they indicate that there are about ten times more people named Jesus Johnson than Jesus Gonzales.

Posted by: triticale | Oct 27, 2006 8:25:13 PM

Not only does my wife not exist, but there is no one in the USA with her LAST name. That's startling considering there were several dozen people with her last name AT OUR WEDDING!!!

Posted by: George | Oct 27, 2006 8:51:53 PM