"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language,
of language, and for language. "
- Gaston Bachelard
Good morning, my journal pals!! It's Saturday morning and time for "Wordplay"! Names are intriguing to me. When I named my children I wanted them to have a common enough name so they wouldn't be teased, but not too common, so it would be distinct. While visiting this site, I found out that my daughter was the only one in the country with her name!! Cool, Chelsea!! Also, her son, Josiah, has only 2 other people with his first and last name!
According to the site How Many of Me, there are almost 300,000,000 people in the U.S. I'm not sure when this census was taken, so maybe it has passed this number already. The site claims there are 88,799 different last names and 5,163 different first names in common use in this country.
There are 172 people with my name. That doesn't surprise me too much because my last name is pretty common and I went to school with quite a few Valeries.
Visit the site and let me know how many of YOU there are! You DO NOT have to tell me your last name, or even your first name, just how many of you there are. Mind you, this only works in the U.S. For those of you outside of the U.S., see if there is anyone with your name in our country and let us know how many!!
I had a lot of fun with this one! If you want to, after you let us know how many of YOU there are, you can let us know how many of your mate and kids there are and leave a story in the comments section how your kid(s) were named! Thanks for playing!! Have a good weekend and don't forget that VIVI nominations begin tomorrow at midnight! Have a lovely weekend, everyone! xox
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