Thursday, March 01, 2007

how many of me?

I've seen this before on other people's blogs and decided to post about it myself. How Many of Me? is a cool site where you can put in your name and see how many people in the U.S. have your name. I don't think it has 100% reliability since it said there were "0" people in the U.S. with the name "Reese." Um....ever heard of Reese Witherspoon??? Maybe that's not her legal name....but I know a little girl with that first name.....anyway, it's just something fun to look at.

Interestingly, there are "0" people with my name in the U.S. and I know it is my legal name. Does this mean I don't exist? I typed in some names and it says there is "1" person with that name but for me, it just says "0."

Here is how my family comes out name-wise:

There are 331,465 people with the name "Chris," 14,488 with our last name, and 16 named Chris Shanks. If I change it to "Christopher," it jumps to 1,556,837 and 75 named Christopher Shanks.

There are 1500 people with the name "Jacinda," and 0 named Jacinda Shanks. (still don't get that!!!!) If I look at my maiden name, it says there are 5 people named Jacinda Jackson.

There are 26,997 people with the name "Gracie," but only 1 named Gracie Shanks-yea!!!!

Not surprisingly, there are 169,482 people with the name "Katie," but only 8 named Katie Shanks.

Just something light hearted & fun to do!
Have a good weekend!


Miss Hope said...

I play with this all the time! Vitt has NO one with his name. LOL.

And as for red hair (referring to my blog)...yours is beautiful and natural. Mine? It wasn't natural at all. :P

Malia said...

Reese Witherspoon's full name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, I believe she was named after her mother and grandmother. But, you're right, there are others out there! There's at least one young boy at our church with the name Reese. And "How Many of Me?" showed "0" for my name, too! I feel pretty certain that it means I'm the only one ;)

elizabeth said...

There are 54 people in the U.S. with my name! Cool website.

Kimberly said...

I just recently did this to and was wondering the same thing because I've googled Adalie Grace before and found a blog site for another person with a 4 year old with that name (which shocked me).
One of my friend's father's name is Reese so surely that name has been around?
Cool website regardless.