If you've been hanging around me for awhile, you know I've lamented that my first name, Debbie, is on it's way to The Name Cemetery. Yup it's right up there with Gladys, Ethel, Mildred, Hortense and YourGrandmother's Name. Oh don't laugh. You know it is. How many people do you know that have named their kids, Debbie, Deborah, Deb anymore? Huh? Zero. Told ya.
For many years, I thought I was the only one to have a birthday on October 17. Alas, I now know, on last count, about 20 people who share my birthday, including Evel Kneival, (well I don't know him personally may he rest in peace. He is dead right?) and two others, that I went to college with, born the exact day and year. Boo Hoo. I thought I was different. I'm not. So I rested in knowing that my first name and maiden last name are probably so unique that I was probably the only one. I now know that to be true. (How? I'll tell ya in a minute.) But when I got married, I discovered that, gasp, there is another one of me in on my husband's side of the family. As if that wasn't bad enough, I have now discovered there are EIGHT of me in the United States. EIGHT! Eight people with my same name! How do I know this? Because one of my friends had to email me this blankety blank site for me to obsess over:
So here's the lowdown;
There is only 1 Little Red Riding Hood. That would be her, I guess. I'm so smart.
There are 3 Hunka Hunka's.
And get this, there are 48 of my husbands! Only one in my heart though...yeah yeah yeah...
Fewer than 336 people in the US have the same last name as my maiden one. And we are all probably related because it is a variation of a more popular Mediterranean name that my ancestors changed by one letter for some reason that was important coming off the boat from Italy. Don't ask. I can't remember why. It's probably something I should know dontcha think? My married name is like "Smith" somewhere in Holland, or Sweden, or Norway or someplace like that, but it is the 10,685th most popular (can you really be considered popular that far down the list?) in the US.
So yeah, I am giving YOU something new to obsess over. Because once you clickety click over there and find how many of you there are, you can proudly display this:
So out with it, HOW MANY OF YOU are there?