Wednesday, November 15, 2006

name game usa

Speaking of names, I found this name game thingo just before... There is one person with my (real) name in America, which is kind of weird. But apparently there isn't one single person called Nash, which is even weirder
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Nash,
According to this “name game usa” there are 36 people out there with the same name as mine. I did this same test on TotalChaos’ site a week ago, and it came up with a different number. I also entered a friend’s name; it’s quite unusual, so I wasn’t expecting to find too many. However, it came up with 0! Apparently she doesn’t exist in the eyes of the U.S. Census Bureau, and I’m sure she’d like to disappear with the Internal Revenue Service as well.

This is a fun game!! Thanks…

November 16, 2006 8:09 AM  
Blogger nash said...

Hi Miss Litzi,
Yeah, I found this on TotalChaos' site and also over at Bolton Gray. It'd be great to find a worldwide version. I know from doing a Google search there are other people in Australia and the UK with the same name as me, which was pretty disconcerting at first as I don't have a common name n thought I was unique! Of course now I'm curious to know who these people are...

November 16, 2006 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Nash,
My first and last name isn’t particularly unique, so I’d be running around in circles trying to find them all. But if yours is uncommon, I can see why you’d be interested in finding out who else shares the name. Any premonitions yet about who, what and where these people are? Can you imagine if one of them walks into where you work and casually drops his name? That’d quality for the “coincidence file” of the decade!

I’ve got a totally unrelated question for you, which may sound a bit strange, but I’ve been wondering about it for awhile. Australia is about to begin its Summer and you’ll be celebrating Christmas (or “The Holidays”) on December 25th. In our hemisphere, Christmas is associated with cold, wintry like conditions and everything from cards, Santa in the North Pole and decorations all reflect snow and ice and freezing conditions (unless you live in Florida, Arizona or someplace like that). Are your Christmas Cards and decorations, etc. modified to your climate? Like Santa in his sleigh wearing a bathing suit, and his elves running around in bikinis and speedos? Instead of “hot toddies by the fireplace”, its gin and tonics by the pool? This may sound frivolous and inane, but it’s something I’m very much interested in learning about. Actually, the idea of a warm Christmas sounds rather appealing!

November 16, 2006 3:49 PM  
Blogger nash said...

Hi Miss Litzi,
Today is actually like a Winter's day - coldest November day in NSW for 20 years, so who knows what we'll get closer to Christmas. Brrrr!

In terms of decorations, cards etc we get a mixture of everything - traditional themes and Aussie variations. I looked for some pics, but couldn't really find anything worth showing you. People spray frosting stuff on their windows and you see pics of reindeer, snowmen n all that sort of thing, but we also get Santa at the beach dressed in shorts, sunglasses and thongs (surfboard optional). More n more people go nuts and try to outdo their neighbours with full on house/garden decorations. And on Christmas day you get people eating seafood on the beach (though I think that's mainly backpackers from the UK). How's that?!

November 16, 2006 8:04 PM  
Anonymous hank said...

And don't forget the kangaroos pulling Santa's sleigh...

November 17, 2006 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Nash,
THANKS very much for the Christmas factoids! It sounds like a bit of a hodge-podge, with some people doing the traditional “snowy” bit and others adapting the Holiday to fit your summer season. There’s a lot of that happening in the U.S. too, with people living in Hawaii, Florida, Arizona, and even Southern California as opposed to New England and the Midwest where they’re buried in snow….

I think it’d be quite difficult for someone who was born and raised in Maine and associated Christmas with the snow and cold to move to Florida and be celebrating the Holiday wearing a bathing suit and dining on the patio al fresco.

Hi Hank,
LOL! Are you joking? Kangaroos pull Santa’s sleigh across Australia? Is there an equivalent to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the kangaroo hierarchy? It must be a bumpy ride, with the hop, hop, hop….

November 17, 2006 6:05 AM  

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