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imitchellg5
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Jan 11, 2010, 11:41 PM
 
Today I met somebody who had the exact same name as one of my friends who died when I was pretty young. He was the same age as my friend would have been. I was so weirded out. I didn't say anything, but I can't get it out of my head that this is actually my friend. I mean, obviously he's not. He doesn't look similar to my friend. Has any one else experienced something like this? Or am I crazy?
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 03:38 AM
 
Well with 6,795,800,000 humans on this little planet, its not hard to have people with the exact name and the same age group, I have met 2 people with my exact name and similar age range, so not that weird really.
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 12:27 PM
 
I guess that's true. Never considered that.
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 12:43 PM
 
There was a Sean Kennedy (my exact name) who played soccer (my sport at the time) for the next town over and his position was goalie, which was also my position.

We were in the same grade.
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 12:45 PM
 
...and he finished with a swirl too.
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 12:49 PM
 
No, he used a knuckle.
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 12:52 PM
 
Obviously the inferior sek.

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Somewhere out there, there has to be a gay dude dating someone with his name, right?
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 01:03 PM
 
Oh, that ending was so obvious!
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 01:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Andy8 View Post
Well with 6,795,800,000 humans on this little planet, its not hard to have people with the exact name and the same age group, I have met 2 people with my exact name and similar age range, so not that weird really.
I think you need to cut that number down a bit.

It's rather UNLIKELY that you'll find someone in China or India with a typical Western name.

-t
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 01:07 PM
 
I wonder how many Barack Obamas there are in the world by now.

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Jan 12, 2010, 01:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I wonder how many Barack Obamas there are in the world by now.
If they're out there, I'm sure that most of them are tired of hearing about it.
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 01:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I wonder how many Barack Obamas there are in the world by now.
Isn't one of them the president of Kenia ?

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Jan 12, 2010, 01:13 PM
 
No, that's Barry H. 0'bama. Jeez.

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Jan 12, 2010, 01:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
No, that's Barry H. 0'bama. Jeez.
No, that's the one from Ireland.
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Jan 12, 2010, 01:54 PM
 
Fortunately, I've yet to meet another Agamemnon J Bananahammer. I've met an Agamemnon P Bananahammer and an Agamemnon G Bananahammer, but never a J.
And that's a guitarist joke, for those not paying attention.
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Jan 12, 2010, 02:30 PM
 
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 02:33 PM
 
They have to name their first kid Kelly, right?
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 02:33 PM
 
Sounds like the makings of a great social security scam when one of them eventually kicks the bucket, too.

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Jan 12, 2010, 02:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
They have to name their first kid Kelly, right?
Maybe Kelli (if a girl) to avoid confusion.

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Jan 12, 2010, 02:40 PM
 
Avoiding confusion is cheating.
     
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Jan 12, 2010, 02:49 PM
 
I think I heard this story before...

This girl ties a message-in-a-bottle to a balloon, and it just happens to land in the yard of another girl with the same name, age, clothes, and pets.
     
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Jan 13, 2010, 01:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Somewhere out there, there has to be a gay dude dating someone with his name, right?
Oi, you! I saw that.






I am, as far as I have been able to find out, the only person in the world with my exact name.
     
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Jan 13, 2010, 01:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I am, as far as I have been able to find out, the only person in the world with my exact name.
Same for me.

Of course, John Smith is out of luck.

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Jan 13, 2010, 01:54 PM
 
BTW, I was looking up my name one day and came across someone else with my exact name (and my name isn't a common one either), on the opposite side of the country.

I emailed him telling him a friend was coming to that city to visit, and he agreed to show her around the city.


Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
They have to name their first kid Kelly, right?
To keep future mix-ups to a minimum, the Kelly Hildebrandts have already come to an important agreement.

"No," said Katrina Hildebrandt. "We're definitely not going to name our kids Kelly."
     
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Jan 13, 2010, 02:02 PM
 
Pussies.
     
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Jan 13, 2010, 04:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Of course, John Smith is out of luck.

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My name is so common that Jim Smiths feel sorry for me. Seriously, it is more common that Jim Smith.
     
   
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