Tuesday, October 24, 2006




It's not often that I post twice in one day, but Delia is always doing something intriguing. So, I stole from the Kentucky Wild Mudcat Woman who stole it from someone else! (How do you find these wonderful rabbit trails??)

This is writing related. I am having an issue with my name. There are many out there doing writerly things with my name who are not me. Now, I have a perfectly great name, but it can get confusing. So, I'm in search of a pseudonym for my fiction. I think I have one(which I'm stealing from my great-great-great-great grandmother,) but I'm waiting until I get ready to submit my proposal. Wasn't it Shakespeare who said "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?" I suppose. But a rose named Crystal needs to distinguish herself from the pack of writers!

Look up your name:


HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are:
1,316
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

8 comments:

Nancy said...

That's just too cool!! However, I have to say you are one of a kind.

Sheryl said...

That is so cool Crystal, thanks for sharing the web site with us.

I found out there are only 6 people with my name!

Sheryl :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a LOT of people with your name! Now we just gotta figure out how to make them give it back!

Crystal said...

LOL! (All of you...)

This has totally derailed me today. Thank you, Miss Delia.

Macromoments said...

Crystal, that's a great link! Don't feel bad, here are my results. Hopefully they aren't getting my mail.

* There are 334,465 people in the U.S. with the first name Bonnie.
* Statistically the 175th most popular first name. (tied with 3 other first names)
* More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Bonnie are female.
* Names similar to Bonnie:
Bonita

* There are 26,997 people in the U.S. with the last name Bruno.
* Statistically the 1298th most popular last name. (tied with 156 other last names)
* There are 30 people in the U.S. named Bonnie Bruno.

Karen Wingate said...

Wow! Cris, now I understand why this has been such a dilemna for you. There are only 31 people with my name. From a google search I see I share it with a city clerk in Burlington Vermont! Too funny!

Crystal said...

I always wonder what the people are like who share my name. I know about 3 of them because I have read their stuff. I find it interesting what you all have found out about your name.

I do have a cousin who named his little girl (who is now grown) Crystal Warren. He is my dad's nephew. The cousin and I grew up together, but I never went by Crystal with those relatives. It was weird to have someone in our own family named the same as me, though by that time I had gotten married.

Anyway, my Grandmother Warren wished I was named after her mother, Sallie Mae. My mom's niece was named Sally Jo, so I'm glad I'm not a Sallie. (She's a published writer.) I never knew a single Crystal growing up, so this is really weird to run across so many Crystals.

Cool link, Delia.

Anonymous said...

Our family tends to re-cycle a name a lot too. My Grandma, one of my sisters, and my cousin are all named Lena. My Great-Grandma, my other grandmother, my Mama, my mama's cousin, AND one of my cousins all have the name Plina. And Mae is a common middle name in our family! I'm not too fond of my name, but I'm thankful that Mama decided to name me something different! Family get-togethers are CRAZY with all those people with the same names!!!