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BigJon wrote:Jack, Jack, bo-back,
No not that one, try this one It's a visual representation of the prevalence of first names throughout the last century. A neat web application and neat to see where you stack up.
Shapley wrote:Well, I didn't find my name in the list, nor my Ooctavius or Rasputin.
(Ookay, okay, I'm kidding. My brothers aren't really named Octavius and Rasputin.)
Interestingly, Octavia is in the list, even though Octavius isn't. Is there some genetic reason that eighth children tend to be female, or are people simply ignoring the meaning of the name?
jamiebk wrote:Be aware that the scale parameters change a lot even through the graph keeps the same graphic dynamic. So...you really have to guage name use by the "times per million" and not the "oh, Gee" graphs...another example of "how to lie with statistics"
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