Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Okay, sir. You're a Lebowski; I'm a Lebowski. That's terrific. I'm very busy, so what can I do for you?

This is interesting. My first name did not make the top 50 nationally. But 99.63% of people with my first name are male, including me.

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

How many have your name?

Allegedly, there are 829,438 people in the U.S. with my first name (my spelling) and there are 60,765 people in the U.S. with the same last name. But not so many with all the tools put together.

How unique is your name?


At 15 April, 2008 11:00, Anonymous Lance said...

There's another Lance Ward, who plays professional hockey (although no longer in the U.S.).

Coincidentally, our wives share the same first name (Jeni), as well (although I'm quite certain that their maiden names are different).

So I once wrote his former NHL team and asked how I could obtain an autographed pic of him (including his wife's sig., just for fun), but got no love from them.


At 15 April, 2008 13:56, Blogger etoc said...

There is another Chris Cote who is a pro-surfer. He and I, plus the others makes 44. Of course, there's no way to search including accent marks! While the 178th most popular name, 10.9% of the time it's a female.

I am pleased to report that my wife is the only person in the entire US of A named "Cami Cote." Pretty cool!

But, I'm a little scared. According to this, neither of my daughters- Ayanna and Aryssa-exist!!! I'll check first thing I get home tonight.

At 15 April, 2008 13:59, Blogger Cody said...

Woohoo! 65 Cody Dixon's in the US. I wonder if that is enough to start a annual conference.

What about "Gunny Hartman"?

At 15 April, 2008 14:12, Blogger Chalupa said...

The Dude Abides

At 15 April, 2008 14:59, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

29 For Lionel "Hot Chocolate" Woods (minus the Hot Chocolate). LOL

At 15 April, 2008 15:01, Blogger GUNNY said...


Hockey, eh? That is interesting and even more random to have wives with the same name. I assume that was unplanned.

I always thought that if I was a hockey player AND had twin boys I would want to name them "Stick" and "Puck."

But, if I couldn't get my wife to allow me to name our boy George (Whitefield) or Charles (Spurgeon), then I probably didn't have a chance there either.


Yeah, I think the ' at the end of Cote' is what separates the men from the boys. What's that thing called again?

We'll be hoping for good news as to the existence of your girls later tonight. I've seen pictures of them, so that's evidence in that direction.

Perhaps the data comes from 2000 US census information?


It would have to be a national conference I would think, but you've got an average of at least one "Cody Dixon" per state.

It would be interesting to see how many there are just in the Lone Star State.

This just in ... "There are 0 people in the U.S. named Gunny Hartman."

Perhaps I should get a "legal" name change to validate my existence.

At 15 April, 2008 16:04, Blogger Jesus Girl said...

89 Brandi Gray's in the U.S.
69th most popular last name.
17 people in the U.S. with my maiden name.

4 brandi grey
5 brandy grey
113 brandy gray

At 15 April, 2008 16:05, Blogger Jesus Girl said...

tim gray 1,032
tim grey 7

At 15 April, 2008 16:10, Blogger GUNNY said...

Jesus Girl,

That's got to be tough, having two very popular ways to spell both your first and last names.

Lionel, you raise a question in my mind, with regard to rationale for names.

That is, do parents generally just like the name or was there some motivating factor? For example, was there someone/something in mind after whom you were named (e.g., an electric train set or a character on the Jeffersons & All in the Family)?

I've already mentioned my namesake in the past, but I'm assuming Etoc wasn't named after a surfer nor Lance after a hockey player.

At 15 April, 2008 16:12, Blogger Jesus Girl said...

362 russell gray
15 russell grey

that's funny how drastically the number decreases when you use the "e" which is probably more prevelant in the U.K. Funny how when I say our last name "Gray" people always want to spell it with an "e."

oh i forgot the "ie" version of Brandi

13 brandie gray
1 brandie grey

At 15 April, 2008 16:28, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

The Commodores Baby!

At 15 April, 2008 16:43, Anonymous Lance said...

I'm not sure whom I was named after.

I can tell you this, though, I was NOT named after a man who claimed he could dance on the ceiling all night long, with a woman who was three times a lady.

Nor was I born in a brick house.

At 15 April, 2008 17:01, Anonymous Lionel Woods said...

LOL!! @ Pastor Lance

At 16 April, 2008 07:16, Anonymous steve s said...

Only Six of me? Hard to believe, because I know three of them. And less than 1400 with my same last name? There are pages of them in the phone book where I grew up.

Gotta be something they are missing.

At 16 April, 2008 13:04, Blogger samurai said...

That is weird! There are only 39 others with my name (1st and last). I thought that was low, but then I read how many hits the other commenters had. LOL

At 16 April, 2008 20:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are 510,500 with my first name. 99.9 percent of those are female. There are 0 people with my last name (hmmm, guess they forgot to count my husband and sons) Therefore, there are zero who have the same first and last name combination as I.

Teresa Rietjens


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