Monday, January 26, 2009
Fun facts of the day
So you know I am a numbers geek, right? I recently came across a site (from another blog I read) where you can find out how many people in the US share your name. Well, sort of, they make an estimation based on census data of how common your first name is, how common your last name is and assuming there is no dependence between the two names (not really true, since Amanda is probably more likely to be combined with Smith, then say, Wong). But I digress....
Amanda is the 80th most popular first name in the US. There are 1,142 people in the US who share my full name. I know at least one of them shares my city because I've accidentally picked up her prescription before :-)
PB's name is shared by only 76 people - isn't he special?
304 people share Lucy's full name, but only 3 people have Lily's full biological name. Only 1 person has what would be her full adopted name (i.e. same first name, PB's last name).
So, I am officially the "commonest" member of my household. Probably in more ways than one.
You can find out how many of you there are here: