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Old 08-14-04, 08:44 PM
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Old 08-14-04, 10:41 PM
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Yes. I have a Chinese last name and although most are pretty common (Wang, Chen, Lee, Chang, etc.), mine is pretty rare.

In Chinese, a lot of times the name is translated differently but the Chinese character is the same. That said, I've met plenty with the same Chinese character but not as many with the same exact English translation.

On Friendster.com, I found one other person with my same exact first & last name.
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There's another guy in the PDX area with the same first and last name as me. Apparently he's a hard core NRA Anti-abortion Republican. I get calls for him all the time. I've started to have fun with the calls I get soliciting donations.
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Old 08-15-04, 12:07 AM
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i checked nemein's link (smartpages), and there where 39 people with my same first and last name in CA. i tried to search in the US, but it said too many results. guess there are plenty of D.Pham00's out there.
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to answer the original question, yes, i've met quite a few people with the same last name.
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Ive met 2 others with the same last name. Although its kinda rare in the US, I guess its a average Basque name. I know there are a few people in NM, ID, and UT with my last name.
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never... not even my first name

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Only once. And we may possibly be related if we traced our bloodlines back to the early 1800s.

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Old 08-15-04, 02:28 AM
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Originally posted by Seeker
The biggest incident was when I was in an elevator at work, the doors opened, and someone I semi-knew looked at me, turned absolutely white as a sheet, and said "YOU'RE DEAD!"
You should've had fun with him...

"Is that a threat?"
or
"MORE BRAAAAAAINS..."
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I randomly met someone at my college with the same first AND last name as myself. I wish I had thought to exchange contact info with him, because that was kinda cool, but I was in a rush, and didn't think to do that until later.
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Yes, I may have the most common last name ouside of Smith or Jones (White) serioulsy there a lot of pages in the phone book of just "Whites"
Old 08-15-04, 06:44 AM
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Yes, I may have the most common last name ouside of Smith or Jones (White) serioulsy there a lot of pages in the phone book of just "Whites"
It's really sad in this day and age some people just can't give up the concept of segregation


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Never.

My last name is bastardized. My grandfather was from Spain. He moved to America when he was like 4, and when he enlisted in the Army in 1941, he got harassed a bit by his fellow soldiers for how ethnic the name was. So he shortened it to something more American sounding. It's the name I have now.
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Originally posted by Bushdog
Yes and an almost identical first name (off 1 letter). Turns out that he's a bigshot physics or engineering Professor and related to me.
One of my dad's colleagues was a physics professor named Heisenberg.





But his father was THE Heisenberg.
Old 08-15-04, 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by D.Pham00
i checked nemein's link (smartpages), and there where 39 people with my same first and last name in CA. i tried to search in the US, but it said too many results. guess there are plenty of D.Pham00's out there.
Let's see, Dave: top 3 common first name along with John & Joe

Let's see, Pham: top 3 common Vietnamese last name along with Tran & Nguyen

You're in California with tons of Asians so that name has to be common
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Originally posted by Dabaomb
Let's see, Dave: top 3 common first name along with John & Joe
I think his name is Dan. But, I could be wrong. Terribly, horribly wrong.
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Originally posted by muggins
I think his name is Dan. But, I could be wrong. Terribly, horribly wrong.
nah, he posted in the name change thread that he would change it to Dave.Pham00, but that could've been to confuse us in which case I'm wrong
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Originally posted by Dabaomb
nah, he posted in the name change thread that he would change it to Dave.Pham00, but that could've been to confuse us in which case I'm wrong
Ahh, ok. I was going by his yahoo email address.
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I thought it was Dan, too
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My last name is Miller, which is about as rare as Smith or Jones.
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Everyone who has my last name is related to each other (we don't even have any alternate spellings like some families), so yes, I have. At family reunions.

As for the last name Friend, my high school math teacher's name was Ray Friend.
Old 08-15-04, 03:51 PM
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yes. lots and lots of people.
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There aren't my people with my last name around here, so no.
Old 08-15-04, 03:54 PM
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http://www.rediff.com/election/2002/dec/10guj1.htm


theres an article about a district where half the electorate are Patels

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