Saturday, January 13, 2007


I lifted this from TxSkatemom, who lifted it from Flatman.
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

I've contended most of my life that no one was named Ellinor since my mother was born and her mother named her that. And her mother was named that by her mother, who was named that by her mother. (Does that make 4 of us? I've lost count.)

Among all the Lindas and Karens and Carols and Susans and Debbies was this one Ellinor. confirms it. In fact, it claims there are 0, count 'em, zero people in the U.S. with that first name.

This is not correct. I know of one other. My mother.

My daughters, however, did not get the family name. They're Valerie and Avery. Which is not a common name, but I've known another one and run into 3 others. As a matter of fact, I've only known 2 other Valeries, although that's a more familiar name.

No other Ellinor's.... I'll go back and see how many Eleanor Hamiltons there are -- it's that Old English or Welsh or something spelling that throws the count off. Heck, there was an Eleanor Hamilton who finished IMFL just about half an hour ahead of me.


Andrew said...

Okay so I cheated. I put in "Doc Andrew" and it said there was just little old me :o) Fun stuff. Thanks.

Andrew (To Love, Honor, and Dismay)

PuddyRat said...

Well, it may or may not be accurate. I happen to know from google searches that there is at least one other person out there with my same exact name, but this little quiz returned a zero. It also told me there were zero people with my last name. Uh, hello? I married into it? There are several dozen of us with that last name, so that just doesn't make sense.

And, as you've already pointed out, there is at least one other person out there with your first name...your mom.

Anyway, just stopping by to check on you.