Sunday, December 10, 2006

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

(click here to test your name)
725 people in the United States share my name. My last name is ridiculously common (in the top ten) so I thought there would be more. And I didn't use Laurie Ann, just Laurie. Given how many Laurie's are at the West Hollywood Stitch and Bitch alone, I am really surprised.

I am shocked, however, to learn that there are 1742 people sharing my nephew Roy's name. Roy??? According to this site, it is the 135th most common male name in the US.
Roy??? Seriously???? Because I've known exactly three Roys my whole life and I was related to all of them. My own name ranks 354th in popularity for girl's names.
I am happy to report, though, that 99.64% of all the Roys in the US are male. I suppose the rest are unfortunate girls or gender confused.

I take issue with the results, though. I tested its validity by entering a famous name. It listed said famous person in the "famous people with your last name" section, but listed 0 other people with the same name. Wouldn't the famous person with the exact name count at least as one?


The Roy said...

I'm amazed that Roy outranks Laurie in popularity. I've met two Lauries that weren't you, and one of them shared our family name (though none of our other family traits, like super sharp wit, amazing intelligence, a battle hardened liver, a general distaste for authority, and other associated forms of miscellaneous asskickery). Yet, I have never known a Roy besides our own.

I don’t know what I’d do if I met another Roy. Frankly, the idea freaks me out.

Anonymous said...

Lots of Tinas and lots of Frosts, but only 53 Tina Frosts.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Funny that the other Laurie from WeHo SnB has a cat named Roy. If that doesn't cause confusion in my liquor-addled brain, I don't know what does.

That being said, there are NO people with my name.

I'm just sayin'.