Do you have the same name?

@laniekins (4585)
Philippines
October 26, 2011 1:56am CST
Most of people living on earth shares the same name, first & lastname. It's very common to share the same name with others specially with a very common name. I was surprised when I type my full name in Facebook search bar and I found a few names bearing exactly the same first and surname like mine. I concentrated on Swedish pretty girl whom I befriend contacted after to say that we share the same name. I use online translator to communicate with her cause she is Swedish. It stunned me cause my lastname is not common in the Philippines and rarely heard but all in all, it was fun. Many of us also shares the same name with prominent people and even artist. How bout you? Do you share the same name with other people? and what is your name?
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18 responses
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
hi there! this discussion is so timely with my experience last weekend. last weekend we went to my father's place and it surprised to see my relatives there for the first time and the cousin who holds the name as mine. all the while i was thinking i was the only one who holds that name but because i met her then i am wrong. well, it's fun that someone holds the same name. we would both respond when someone calls our name.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
I rarely heard of cousins shares the same name but I know that they do exist but they don't have the same lastname. I just think it would be a little odd if you bear the same name with your cousin, I'm sure that your parents already know that there is someone within your immediate family who already has the name.
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
right. they may have known that before i was born since she is i think 5 years older than i am.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
actually in our family alone we are 7 person who shares the same name. my grandfather is the first, my father is the junior, i am the third. i have three more brothers with the same name and we call them Port, for he is the fourth, pip for he is the fifth... the sixth brother we call him in a different nick name and the seventh is my son. that is why my user name is se7enth... i dont know if someone in the family will still use the same name for their son. it is fun though. i dont know if there is someone else who has the same name as we are... but we use nick names mostly not the real name. no-one on us at face book uses our name. my father uses Jhun (short for junior) then our surname. so we have different names if you will check for we use our nicknames and surnames... nobody uses the real name, just in important matters.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
I've watched the same situation over the Television, the father and all of his son bears the same name, they are having problem when phone call comes looking for the fullname, they didn't know whom they are looking for, what they are doing is that they ask the caller to describe the physical appearance of the particular person that the caller is looking for. I guess they have nicknames on each other but sometimes they need to be called on their real name. I wonder why fathers wanted to spread their name on their sons.
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
in my case i named my son after us, even though he is the seventh person who have that name is because i was attracted with the number 7. i feel lucky with the number seven plus my son Seven celebrates his birthday every 11th of January.... isnt it funny 7 eleven har har har. it is sure easy to remember. we didnt have a problem regarding phone calls for every one knows our nicknames.... for example a teacher called, they will mention which Manuel (that is our name) is it the 4rth, the 3rd or the 5th. the 5th Manuel mostly gets in trouble har har har.
@allen0187 (29146)
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
hi laniekins! well that is a pleasant coincidence, sharing your first and last names with someone from another side of the world. i would imagine that there will be instances wherein you'd have the same first and last names with people from the same country. imagine the number of people who have juan dela cruz, ivan kozlov, joe smiths, etc have we seen. the case takes a more surprising turn especially if the name is unique such as yours! i have a unique name because my first name is actually made up of two names and both sound so american. the twist comes in my last name because it sounds so spanish. anyway, back to my first names, i use both. family and friends from my early childhood up to high school call me by it while friends from college and work colleagues call me by my second name. lol! it has caused quite a confusion at times but all's good. anyway, back to your question, since i have such a unique name, i don't share it with someone else, at least not that i know of. lol!
@allen0187 (29146)
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
one more thing that i want to add, sharing the exact first and last names stops being cool when the person that has the same first and last names as you is a convicted felon. lol! i've heard of numerous stories wherein people have difficulty getting licenses or getting through customs because of such. talk about having bad luck!
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
hello, Yeah, I do share my whole name to many people I also search it for how many times and it is really difficult to find myself there because we are too many. haha it is really funny because I never thought that I have the same name to them. LOL
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
Yes, even others share names with prominent people, I also never thought I'm going to share my fullname with foreign national.
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
My name is very common,however my last name is very rare. So,when searching on facebook I saw only few names same with my first and last name. Actually those person who has same name with me only happens that they married someone with my last name and happens that their first name is same with mine.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
I think your lucky to have a not so common surname, growing up I wanted to have name that is unique and no one has. But my mother gave me a very common name but like you a rare surname.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
I think there is a person out there with the same name as mine. And one with a criminal record or something. When I was young and they were processing my passport, they had to take a clearance from the NBI. What a shock that I had a hit! (Meaning I had a namesake who had a criminal record!) Oh well, my name is pretty common, so I should not be surprised. But, the surprising part is, in our family, 3 of us had hits! My mom and my brother also have namesakes with criminal records!
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
Oh no! That wasn't funny at all , a friend told me that she or someone has the same name too and when he's taking NBI clearance, it found out that the same bears a record, the criminal also has the same middle initial but different middle name. That was the hardest thing when you bear the common name or if you share your name with others if your getting government record.
@zandi458 (27953)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 11
I did the same thing too in fb. When I typed my name I was surprised to see that they are people around the would having the same full name as I am. It is weird but it is happening when we have unknown twins in name somewhere around and coincidently they are also avid fb members.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
I was surprised to know that my surname is also in other part of the world. I thought my lastname is native and can only be found in the Philippines.
@siri26 (331)
• India
27 Oct 11
My name is most common in south India. I saw many are having same name in FB
• Indonesia
27 Oct 11
Wow that interesting and then I tried to search name that same with mine, and the results is 0 non, nil, nothing. and then I'm type my first name, press enter and wa-la... 2367 hits my last name came with results 1638 and back to try with my full name, the results is... big zero, it' odd isn't it?
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 Oct 11
laniekins I never thought most people shared the same name...I know names like Smith are very common here, but I never thought very many share the same name with a lot of other people...that's interesting...
@maximax8 (27048)
26 Oct 11
Before I got married my surname as a very common Welsh name. I then changed to my husbands second name when I got married and it is less usual but normal. I got divorced six years later but kept that second name. When I was a student I went to the doctors and there was another person with exactly the same name as me. They had to make sure they had the right medical records. I know it is funny when I see the same names as me on Face Book. I haven't ever used an on-line translator but it sounds interesting to me.
• India
26 Oct 11
Hallo Lani, its really as obvious as we share the colour of our skin, we do shares the first name but sharing last name also is like sharing skin color with the face of a person to other....I was not going to believe you but I also do facebook and other social sites, where i try to find my friend and always got many names same as i was finding, the only way to differentiate between them is their destination which separates them with others....and yes it's rarly hard... By the way, people know me as Satyajeet Kumar... Have you ever heard of same name with same surname....if yes please let me know too because I didn't....
@zhawee (875)
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
my name is very popular so sometime they call me the name of artist because of my name is sharon so many are kidding me and calling me a mega star..yes sometime im getting mad and anger.. but i need control my temper..
@Rosa26 (2620)
• United States
26 Oct 11
Oh, yes my name is very common is Rosa so imagine! Hahaha! I found Rosa's from Colombia, Argentina, Chile and lot of countries more, but I have never tried to contact none of them. The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ??d?? rhodon , related to Old Persia.
@br3ndy (468)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 11
Its true that in this earth many people have same name with other. There are many people who has perfectly same full name as me too since my first and surename was prety common too. Its no so surprising remembering the amount of population in this earth. I think it will very challenging for parents who wanted to name their kid with unique name without making strange name.
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
26 Oct 11
i ever typed my name on facebook and found hundreds people around the world having the same name. what a shame. and they are not popular
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
26 Oct 11
Woah! You're from the Philippines and you found someone with the same name in another country like Sweden?! That's a great discovery. It's like having another you in another country with a completely different background. Who knew that your last name could be shared with some else in Sweden as well! That's amazing, it's great to hear that you befriended her. You guys could be like b\double trouble or something. I have tried that before, Googling my full name and Facebooking and I was surprised that my name is pretty common. I'm a Nguyen, and that's a very typical last name for a Vietnamese person. I found so many people sharing the same exact last name and first name as me. I also wondered whether we were alike too
@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
26 Oct 11
My first name is a pretty common name in my country. I have two lastnames. One of them is my original lastname and the other one is my husband's name. My husband's name is a very, very common name (one of the most popular lastnames in the country) and my own lastname is pretty unusual. There are other people who have my lastname, but only about 10 or 20 people in the entire country, and most of those people spell their name slightly different. When I tell people the lastname that I got from my husband, no one asks me to spell or repeat it, because it is a very common name. My original lastname is more unusual I often have to repeat it or tell people how to spell it. One of my friends and I have almost the same name. We share the same first name and one of our lastnames are also the same (the common name that I got from my husband) My original lastname and the other lastname that she has are not completely identical. The first part of those names are different, and the last part of the names are the same.