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Andrew Monkhouse
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<div style="color: #000;">
<table border="0" ><tr><td >HowManyOfMe.com</td></tr><tr><td ><table border="0" ><tr><td ></td><td><span style="font: 16px/1.1 Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000;">There are <span style="color: red; font-weight: bold;">2</span> people with my name in the U.S.A.</span> </td></tr></table>How many have your name?</td></tr></table>
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109 (my real name)
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We're not exactly sharing. I own my name. The other 44 use it under license.


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Bear Bibeault
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According to that site, even I don't exist.


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Henry Wong
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<div style="color: #000;">
<table border="0" ><tr><td >HowManyOfMe.com</td></tr><tr><td ><table border="0" ><tr><td ></td><td><span style="font: 16px/1.1 Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000;">There are <span style="color: red; font-weight: bold;">139</span> people with my name in the U.S.A.</span> </td></tr></table>How many have your name?</td></tr></table>
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Jim Yingst
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[Bear]: According to that site, even I don't exist.

I always figured you were probably just an urban legend.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
According to that site, even I don't exist.

Same here. I also tried a couple of other relatives with my last name and they don't exist either.

# There are 0 people in the U.S. named Jeanne Boyarsky.
While both names you entered were found in our database, neither was common enough to make it likely that someone in the U.S. has that name.

Sounds like they are using statistical probability rather than actually searching some sort of public record.

The FAQ also states that 1 in 10 people will have a first name not listed. Same for last name. We seem to be quite a bit higher in this thread


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Bear Bibeault
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I always figured you were probably just an urban legend.

While we're on the subject, why don't we ever hear of any suburban legends? What about all the rural legends? Why the city-centric bias?
[ November 18, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Not a big surprise:

<div style="color: #000;">
<table border="0" ><tr><td >HowManyOfMe.com</td></tr><tr><td ><table border="0" ><tr><td ></td><td><span style="font: 16px/1.1 Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000;">There are <span style="color: red; font-weight: bold;">0</span> people with my name in the U.S.A.</span> </td></tr></table>How many have your name?</td></tr></table>
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Michael Matola
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why don't we ever hear of any suburban legends?

Bear, Usenet. Usenet, Bear.

(I think alt.folklore.suburban started as some in-joke spin-off of alt.folklore.urban, possibly also having to do with poking fun at Usenet group naming conventions. Then it was some moderated version. Now it seems full of spam. This is all vague recollections. I had a brief fascination with alt.folklore.urban about ten years ago (lurked but didn't post).)
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<div style="color: #000;">
<table border="0" ><tr><td >HowManyOfMe.com</td></tr><tr><td ><table border="0" ><tr><td ></td><td><span style="font: 16px/1.1 Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000;">There are <span style="color: red; font-weight: bold;">0</span> people with my name in the U.S.A.</span> </td></tr></table>How many have your name?</td></tr></table>
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Ray Shi
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There is 1 person in the U.S. named Ray Shi.
Eric Pascarello
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I get ZERO here too...I think they need a new database. LOL

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I got 5 with my full first name.


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Ryan McGuire
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Apparently there are 117 Ryan McGuires in this great land of ours.

There's also 2 people with the same name as my Second Life avatar.
Paul Clapham
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<div style="color: #000;">
<table border="0" ><tr><td >HowManyOfMe.com</td></tr><tr><td ><table border="0" ><tr><td ></td><td><span style="font: 16px/1.1 Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000;">There are <span style="color: red; font-weight: bold;">5</span> people with my name in the U.S.A.</span> </td></tr></table>How many have your name?</td></tr></table>
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I'm surprised the number is that large (and it doesn't include me).
[ November 26, 2007: Message edited by: Paul Clapham ]
Chetan Parekh
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Well my name is Chetan Parekh and my Project Manager's name is Chetan Parikh. Also client's name is Chetan. We have lots of confusion in team
[ December 10, 2007: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]

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Well my name is Chetan Parekh and my Project Manager's name is Chetan Parikh. Also client's name is Chetan. We have lots of confusion in team




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