Once upon a time, chances were pretty slim that I’d ever meet someone who shares both my first and last name. Although my first name is pretty common, there aren’t a lot of Dearloves out there. Since we’re also pretty spread out, it would be pretty unlikely that our paths would cross.
Thanks to the magic of the Internet, though, it only takes a couple of seconds to come up with a number of others who share my name. Allow me to introduce you to a few of them.
Name Sharer #1
This young gent hails from the U.K. He has 250 friends on Facebook. According to his profile on Bebo.com, he’s a fan of Manchester United, he’s scared of his mom, and he’s happiest when he’s “out weekends partys drinkin”. Wow, we have so much in common it’s scary.
Name Sharer #2
Like me, this gentleman has a musical background. He is currently employed as an assistant engineer at a recording studio somewhere in New York State.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find photos of the other men with my name. I do know that one of them is an avid gamer with a particular interest in board games. Another is a Senior Test Manager in Shrewsbury, UK, while a Test and Quality Assurance guy in Swindon shares my name. There’s a me who graduated from North Kingstown High School (Rhode Island) in 1985, and another who lives in South Carolina. I also found a me who is set to graduate from Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College next year.
So, that’s at least nine of us out there. Hmmm, so much for feeling unique. The information age not only makes the world feel smaller, it can also make you feel a bit smaller, too.