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jAZ
10-13-2004, 12:11 AM
Does amyone else remember coming across a website that let you search to see how common your first and last names were? It also let you search by year or decade... giving a ranking by era.

I'm pretty sure I came across that site here (because everything I come across comes from here)...

ENDelt260
10-13-2004, 12:12 AM
My name is Brian Johnson.

I'm like half a level below Fred Jones and Steve Smith and those folks

KingPriest2
10-13-2004, 12:13 AM
Average but my last name is not. But my last name is famous though.

jAZ
10-13-2004, 12:15 AM
Here it is...

it was under "baby names"

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

KcMizzou
10-13-2004, 12:22 AM
I'm Brandon Bosch. My last name is pretty uncommon. I guess I share a name with a great artist, Hieronymus Bosch... I don't know much about him, but I like his work.

http://gallery.euroweb.hu/art/b/bosch/painting/triptyc1/delights.jpg

ENDelt260
10-13-2004, 12:23 AM
After seeing that painting, the Jacko avy makes more sense.




*edit* Holy smokes! One of those naked little boys even has a flute stuck up his bum!

Rausch
10-13-2004, 12:24 AM
Brad has become less popular every year since I've been born...


Eh.....pretty much.

KcMizzou
10-13-2004, 12:24 AM
After seeing that painting, the Jacko avy makes more sense.




*edit* Holy smokes! One of those naked little boys even has a flute stuck up his bum! ROFL It's not MJ... asshole.

ENDelt260
10-13-2004, 12:25 AM
Brad has become less popular every year since I've been born...


Eh.....pretty much.
After I was born... not only did Dad have a vasectomy... but, Mom had a hysderectomy (I'm sure I misspelled that).

KcMizzou
10-13-2004, 12:28 AM
*edit* Holy smokes! One of those naked little boys even has a flute stuck up his bum!
Oh hell... I didn't notice that either.

ENDelt260
10-13-2004, 12:29 AM
Oh hell... I didn't notice that either.
This is a thread I'm going to have to remember.

KcMizzou
10-13-2004, 12:30 AM
This is a thread I'm going to have to remember.
I'd really rather you didn't.

ENDelt260
10-13-2004, 12:31 AM
I'd really rather you didn't.
I know.

Exactly why I will. :D

KcMizzou
10-13-2004, 12:34 AM
I know.

Exactly why I will. :D Oh sure... your name brings to mind a rock legend...

My name? A homosexual artist obsessed with the occult.

Just my luck.

Earthling
10-13-2004, 12:35 AM
Us Jims are slowly taking over...Thats a good thing.

ENDelt260
10-13-2004, 12:37 AM
Oh sure... your name brings to mind a rock legend...

Yes. Every pizza delivery guy reminds me.

"Huh huh... I was just listening to you sing on the way here."

2bikemike
10-13-2004, 01:12 AM
I would be willing to bet I have one of the most common names on here.

Mike Smith

Ultra Peanut
10-13-2004, 01:17 AM
Wow. My name has actually been in the top 100 each of the last 14 years.

Frazod
10-13-2004, 01:18 AM
My last name is fairly uncommon (Frazee), although it is a derivative of the Scottish Fraser, as is Frazier and several other similarly spelled names (obviously butchered by ancestors who couldn't spell Fraser :shake: ).

2bikemike
10-13-2004, 02:02 AM
Wow. My name has actually been in the top 100 each of the last 14 years.

Mine has been #1 for the past 50 years.

Count Alex's Losses
10-13-2004, 02:13 AM
My name is pretty uncommon. I've only known one other Clayton in my entire life.

My sister's name is really out there. I bet none of you know any chicks named "Phaedra."

Ultra Peanut
10-13-2004, 07:05 AM
Clayton? I know of a few Claytons.

Saulbadguy
10-13-2004, 07:08 AM
291th this year. It's been steadily gaining popularity however in the last 10 years.

Baby Lee
10-13-2004, 07:15 AM
I would be willing to bet I have one of the most common names on here.

Mike Smith
John Lee

I have the edge on the proname, you have the edge on the surname.

milkman
10-13-2004, 07:19 AM
My first name 'John' has been among the top 15 names for the last 100 years, though it has been steadily declining since the 1920s.

My last name 'Chinn' isn't very common at all, in the U.S., at least.
And it isn't of Oriental origin.

Baby Lee
10-13-2004, 07:33 AM
My first name 'John' has been among the top 15 names for the last 100 years, though it has been steadily declining since the 1920s.

My last name 'Chinn' isn't very common at all, in the U.S., at least.
And it isn't of Oriental origin.
Neither is 'Lee' in my case, though you'd never know it by the mail I got in college and law school.

ENDelt260
10-13-2004, 08:57 AM
My sister's name is really out there. I bet none of you know any chicks named "Phaedra."

No. But, I once briefly dated a girl named Mukmuk.

milkman
10-13-2004, 09:02 AM
No. But, I once briefly dated a girl named Mukmuk.

In high school, I dated a girl who's last name was Utterback.

Ultra Peanut
10-13-2004, 09:08 AM
How many of you would kill to have "Boumtje-Boumtje" as your surname?

Lzen
10-13-2004, 09:34 AM
The name Chad has been declining over the past 14 years. From #90 in 1990 to #338 in 2003. It was #30 in the 1970s when I was born (1971).

Mark M
10-13-2004, 09:38 AM
Damn ... "Mark" has been losing popularity every single year since 1990.

It was 18th in the 1970's, and is now 106.

MM
~~:sulk:

Skip Towne
10-13-2004, 09:45 AM
Mine has been #1 for the past 50 years.
Mine too.

David.
10-13-2004, 11:28 AM
David White


not very unique. Even my dad has my name.

David.
10-13-2004, 11:30 AM
it's been at least top 16 for the last 14 years. It was number 6 in 1990.

David.
10-13-2004, 11:41 AM
Hmm, seems as if there will be a lot of jake and ethans in the future.

jAZ
10-13-2004, 11:42 AM
I bet none of you know any chicks named "Phaedra."
I know one... one was my mortgage broker.

Dartgod
10-13-2004, 12:00 PM
After seeing that painting, the Jacko avy makes more sense.




*edit* Holy smokes! One of those naked little boys even has a flute stuck up his bum!
This one time....at band camp....

Count Alex's Losses
10-13-2004, 12:00 PM
I know one... one was my mortgage broker.

Cool.

R&GHomer
10-13-2004, 12:05 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed the flute sticking out the little boys butt.

ChiefsCountry
10-13-2004, 12:27 PM
Wow, I my name is slipping bad. I guess Dustin was just a 80's type of name.

Phobia
11-11-2005, 06:45 PM
Okay, who is the joker playing a trick on me?

Hello, I was wondering if you would please remove my name from one of your on-line chat boards. While I hate to inhibit freedom of speech in any way, I suddenly have a numerous people asking me if I ever dated a guy named Brian Johnson. It seems everyone I know Googles my name and this is one of the few references that comes up. I looked at the ChiefsPlanet FAQs and found there is a process for editing posts:

Please let me know either way

Thank you!

Mukmuk

Saulbadguy
11-11-2005, 06:48 PM
ROFL

Rain Man
11-11-2005, 06:51 PM
I would be willing to bet I have one of the most common names on here.

Mike Smith


You shouldn't post your name. People can look you up and - aw, never mind.

4th and Long
11-11-2005, 06:55 PM
My name is pretty uncommon. I've only known one other Clayton in my entire life.
http://www.wakefield.org/pleasureisland/people/hendrick/clayton-moore.jpg

Count Alex's Losses
11-11-2005, 07:04 PM
You better believe I was thrilled as a kid to find out I had the same name as The Lone Ranger.

Boozer
11-11-2005, 07:07 PM
Okay, who is the joker playing a trick on me?

She was a Donks fan, IIRC. Bad Brian, bad.

milkman
11-11-2005, 07:07 PM
You better believe I was thrilled as a kid to find out I had the same name as The Lone Ranger.

That seems rather appropriate for you.


You know what I mean? :whackit:

Boozer
11-11-2005, 07:10 PM
Neither is 'Lee' in my case, though you'd never know it by the mail I got in college and law school.

I took a class in American Jewish History in college, taught by a "Rabbi Lee" (not of Southeast Asian estraction). He told some anecdote about being in a crowded waiting room, and when his name was called, the woman next to him remarked, "God, we've been here long enough to hear a Chinese rabbi's name called."

Rain Man
11-11-2005, 07:11 PM
The Lone Ranger and his trusty sidekick Phaedra?

kmangan21
11-11-2005, 07:12 PM
Try having a name that is confused with: a fruit, a bird, a shoe polish, a motorcycle helmet. I cant remember the rest of the referances to Kivi. And yes that is given!!!!

gcbroncos
11-11-2005, 07:13 PM
Does amyone else remember coming across a website that let you search to see how common your first and last names were? It also let you search by year or decade... giving a ranking by era.

I'm pretty sure I came across that site here (because everything I come across comes from here)...



My name is George......

Doesn't get much more common and boring than that...esp for my era

Fortunately...the new generation stopped naming their babies George years ago....

My name is originated from the term "farmer"...

Excuse me while I shoot my parents now.....

4th and Long
11-11-2005, 07:14 PM
Even after 4+ decades, I'm still enjoying my top ranked popularity.

Count Alex's Losses
11-11-2005, 07:20 PM
The Lone Ranger and his trusty sidekick Phaedra?

The fact that you know my sister's name is disturbing.

Count Alex's Losses
11-11-2005, 07:21 PM
Even after 4+ decades, I'm still enjoying my top ranked popularity.

Is Rain Man ghost writing your posts now?

4th and Long
11-11-2005, 07:23 PM
Is Rain Man ghost writing your posts now?
Negative. That was a 4th and Long original.

andoman
11-11-2005, 07:24 PM
My name peaked in the 1940's. We tried to give our kids unique names. Niether my son nor my first daughter are in the top 1000 for any year in the past century. We messed up with our youngest, her name has been in the top 50 for the last decade.

milkman
11-11-2005, 07:25 PM
The fact that you know my sister's name is disturbing.

What?
You find it disturbing that he can read?

My name is pretty uncommon. I've only known one other Clayton in my entire life.

My sister's name is really out there. I bet none of you know any chicks named "Phaedra."

Rain Man
11-11-2005, 07:25 PM
The fact that you know my sister's name is disturbing.

It took a lot of sleuthing. A lot of patience. Time. Money. At least one severe beating of an unsuspecting administrative assistant at the Columbia House Record Club. But once I'm on the trail, I will not be denied.

Rain Man
11-11-2005, 07:27 PM
What?
You find it disturbing that he can read?


This makes me kind of regret that severe beating.

Count Alex's Losses
11-11-2005, 07:28 PM
I guess I forgot I posted that in this thread. I knew I had posted it before, I figured Rain Man had committed it to memory.

4th and Long
11-11-2005, 07:29 PM
I got fired from my job today when some skinny dude with a wild look in his eye and wearing a brown hat beat me half to death in front of my coworkers with a briefcase.

Count Alex's Losses
11-11-2005, 07:30 PM
I got fired from my job today when some skinny dude with a wild look in his eye and wearing a brown hat beat me half to death in front of my coworkers with a briefcase.

And they fired YOU?

4th and Long
11-11-2005, 07:34 PM
And they fired YOU?
Sure did. The guy was pencil thin. Had a big ol hole right smack in the middle of his head where his face should have been. And he had this very methodical walk. It was really freaky. Columbia House said I deserved to get fired. If I refused to leave, they were going to start billing me for CDs I never ordered.

Extra Point
11-11-2005, 07:35 PM
I ran 10.83 in the 100 meters in high school. Only I wasn't in the same body.

HemiEd
11-11-2005, 07:39 PM
89th when I was born to 362 now. woo, hoo.

HolyHandgernade
11-11-2005, 07:58 PM
My last name used to be Smith, which was somewhat common. I married a girl whose last name was Clements, which is not uncommon. She had a daughter who was 8 at the time and we wanted everyone to have the same last name especially if we had more children. So we merged our last names into one, Clementsmith, by dropping one of the s's in the middle. We now have a unique last name and the firt natural born Clementsmith is now six years old.

-HH

carlos3652
11-11-2005, 09:36 PM
After I was born... not only did Dad have a vasectomy... but, Mom had a hysderectomy (I'm sure I misspelled that).


He bite my vagina...

penchief
11-11-2005, 09:39 PM
Fairly common but no so much.

AZORChiefFan
11-11-2005, 09:46 PM
To common for my taste - Michael

listopencil
11-11-2005, 11:54 PM
I looked for Secretio Flatulato and it didn't even make the list. What's up with that?

luv
11-12-2005, 12:59 AM
Depends on how you spell it. I've seen:

Leeanne
Leeann
Leighanne
Leigh Anne
Leann
Leanne
Lian

But I've only seen two of mine (one other than myself): LeAnn

AZORChiefFan
11-12-2005, 01:12 AM
Depends on how you spell it. I've seen:

Leeanne
Leeann
Leighanne
Leigh Anne
Leann
Leanne
Lian

But I've only seen two of mine (one other than myself): LeAnn

I work with a LeAnn. She gets rather bent outta shape when a client spells her name wrong. It's almost to the point of being comical but not quite it's mostly just sad.

luv
11-12-2005, 01:15 AM
I work with a LeAnn. She gets rather bent outta shape when a client spells her name wrong. It's almost to the point of being comical but not quite it's mostly just sad.
It doesn't bother me. I know it's not the most common form of spelling, so I've come to almost expect people to spell it wrong.

onescrewleftuntwisted
11-12-2005, 01:42 AM
Us Jims are slowly taking over...Thats a good thing.


maybe so but every jim i know is realy a james that would rather be a jim, so realy the james are taking over and the jims are just along for the ride.

onescrewleftuntwisted
11-12-2005, 02:00 AM
what i don't get is why "sean" is at 65
and my name "shawn" is at 171

which one looks like i would sound like sssshhhhaaawnnnn.
that is how you spell it. the other looks like seen.

name you kid what you want but if shawn enters your mind do you want him to be a shawn or a seen



thats all i got to say about that!

andoman
11-12-2005, 07:39 AM
what i don't get is why "sean" is at 65
and my name "shawn" is at 171

which one looks like i would sound like sssshhhhaaawnnnn.
that is how you spell it. the other looks like seen.

name you kid what you want but if shawn enters your mind do you want him to be a shawn or a seen



thats all i got to say about that!

I have two nephews (one blood, one in-law) named Sean and brother-in-law named Sean.

onescrewleftuntwisted
11-12-2005, 10:25 AM
I have two nephews (one blood, one in-law) named Sean and brother-in-law named Sean.


man do i feel sorry for them

BigVE
11-12-2005, 10:46 AM
HEY SIDEWINDER: I doubt that I know YOU but I know a guy with same first AND last name as you...lives in SE Ks. Its not YOU is it?

ENDelt260
11-12-2005, 11:44 AM
She was a Donks fan, IIRC. Bad Brian, bad.
Yes, she was.

I haven't talked to her in years. That's f*cking hilarious.

She's right, though. When I met her first thing I did was google her name. It's a weird name.

Well, since I know she's watching.... "Hi, Mukmuk!"

Phobia
11-12-2005, 11:49 AM
Was that the same Mukmuk you told me about that wanted to shit on your chest?

Boozer
11-12-2005, 11:57 AM
Was that the same Mukmuk you told me about that wanted to shit on your chest?

So...does this mean you don't plan on editing the post?

ENDelt260
11-12-2005, 12:09 PM
So...does this mean you don't plan on editing the post?
How'd you like to cut your teeth on a defamation suit?

Remember, the defendant's name is Phil Kloster. That's PHIL f*cking KLOSTER. NOT Brian Johnson.

Boozer
11-12-2005, 12:11 PM
How'd you like to cut your teeth on a defamation suit?

Remember, the defendant's name is Phil Kloster. That's PHIL f*cking KLOSTER. NOT Brian Johnson.

If she's planning on suing in Arizona, Phil's going to need someone down there. I could probably make that go away with a sternly-worded letter. Phil might get some of his $5,000.00 retainer back.

htismaqe
11-12-2005, 12:56 PM
what i don't get is why "sean" is at 65
and my name "shawn" is at 171

which one looks like i would sound like sssshhhhaaawnnnn.
that is how you spell it. the other looks like seen.

name you kid what you want but if shawn enters your mind do you want him to be a shawn or a seen



thats all i got to say about that!

Sean is Gaelic, like Seamus.

Shawn is Anglicized.

Phobia
11-12-2005, 03:25 PM
If she's planning on suing in Arizona, Phil's going to need someone down there. I could probably make that go away with a sternly-worded letter. Phil might get some of his $5,000.00 retainer back.

If anybody tries to sue me they're going to have to settle for the only thing I got left, a right cross. Don't mess with the bull or something like that.

Chan93lx50
11-12-2005, 03:55 PM
Anybody know any Channon's I have never met anybody with my name besides doing some searches on the net

ENDelt260
11-12-2005, 06:21 PM
I'm not at all surprised that onescrewleftuntwisted can't spell Sean.

Biohazard
11-12-2005, 06:51 PM
I am #31.

chiefs4me
11-12-2005, 06:58 PM
hmmm, spelled with a C like mine is ranks 104, but spelled with a K ranks 35.......:shrug:

milkman
11-12-2005, 09:11 PM
HEY SIDEWINDER: I doubt that I know YOU but I know a guy with same first AND last name as you...lives in SE Ks. Its not YOU is it?

No.

Originally from Leavenworth, Ks, but have lived in Cal. for the last 23 years.