Thursday, October 18, 2007

All About Your Name

Doing a vanity search, a search engine exercise wherein you look up your name, is now a time honored exercise in finding out information about yourself that exists out on the web. More often, it is about finding out information about other people with your same name who are doing more interesting things than you are or are perhaps incarcerated for some crime that you did not commit.

In order to track the real you down, you need to add additional search elements in a refinement process. ““John Smith” Tacoma, Washington” and ““John Smith” Elite Rugby Most Valuable Player Barcelona” provide two different glimpses at John Smith and get you closer to the one you are looking for. Heck, if an elite Rugby player for the Barcelona team hails from Tacoma, you may get too views of the same guy.

But if you are looking for important information such as the origin of your name, how it is said in Pig Latin, its binary representation or perhaps how “well envoweled” it is, then you should check out “IsThisYourName”.

Brought to us courtesy of “bunch of firstname and surname lists with two cases of Red Bull and a month of evenings and weekends”, this web site goes beyond just the simple Etymology.

I also love the “3 things you didn’t know:” section where your “Power Animal” is calculated for you. For a process “known only to three people” mine s the Kunekune Pig. In the end, they do reach out and return blog posts related to you, but since that is courtesy of the Google Blog Search, at this juncture it returns to the simple vanity search.


Kitty said...

If it makes you feel better, my girly given name means "Leader of the Warriors" and my animal is the Desert Dwarf Mongoose, XD. At least Kunekune sounds cool. Oh, and according to the same site I've lost custody of my 4YO son due to endangering him (and letting him get hit by a truck).

Isn't it nice someone let me know I had a son? Lol

Kitty said...

I'm very surprised, I hadn't realized they published that on the internet at all. I didn't win but yes, I did compete once. Wow, so there is something about me after all Google-able.

mr.lperry said...

When I typed in my name, it came up as
Origin: If not synonymous with Parry, it is local, from Pierre (French), a stone, signifying a stony place, abounding in rocks.

3 things you didn't know:

1. Your personal power animal is the Colombian Cougar
2. Your 'Numerology' number is 6. If it wasn't bulls**t, it would mean that you are responsible, careful, and compassionate. A giver, you are there to support and care for the most vulnerable.
3. According to the US Census Bureau°, fewer than 0.001% of US residents have the first name and 0.094% have the surname 'Perry'. The US has around 300 million residents, so we guesstimate there are 0

At least WE know that is at least one person with my name!!!

Hopefully you have seen the press release from the EDB about Infoblox renewing its lease in Tacoma for another six years. Growing from sixty...