So… I’ve always had a pretty generic name. So generic in fact, that there are 3,164 people in the US with my same first and last name. There was even another girl in my graduating class in high school with the same name. Our transcripts would get mixed up from time to time and she was a juvenile delinquent while I was on the honor roll. I even got sent to detention for her! Well, now that I am getting married, I get to drop my oh-so-generic last name in favor of my husbands. I went to HowManyOfMe.com (my mom sent me this link- too funny!) and found out just how big the difference would be between my old last name and my new last name. See for yourself.
My maiden name.
My new (will-be) married name.
That”s a big jump! 3,164 to 358! I”m suddenly not-so-common. Go to HowManyOfMe.com to see how your percentages change! E and I spent like an hour searching our many friends” names to see if anyone was a singular, only person with their particular name… and we could only find one! It was kinda fun… but kinda lame and nerdy- which we sometimes tend to be.