Tuesday, June 9, 2009


As a member of "Facebook" I came across an interesting application they have on their site where you type in a name and they estimate how many people in America have the same name. For example, my last name Shaw is the 150th most common name in this country according to their estimates. They estimate that there are 155,172 "Shaws" with 76,190 male "Shaw" residents. There are approximately 228 "Richard Shaw" people and 43 "Rick Shaw" humanoids in these United States.

I don't know if I agree as I've met a few "Richard Shaw" people on Cape Cod myself so I would say that 228 seems like a low number to me given the millions of people who live in America.