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Old 01-20-2019, 06:18 AM
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I know the feeling, in a way. Growing up, I was the only person at school with my real name. I think the number of other people with that name I met up through high school, I could count on one hand.

Now, though? My friends and I have a Facebook friend who lives about an hour away who stays with us at cons, who has that name. (We've ended up dubbing him "Little [Name]" to differentiate between him and me, when talking about stuff.)

A Facebook friend of mine who lives in Louisiana, completely coincidentally, has a son with that name. No possible way he named the kid after me, since said friend doesn't know my real name.

And ANOTHER Facebook friend of ours, who lives in Scotland, has the Scottish equivalent of my real name.

And that's leaving aside the callers at work, who will say, after hearing my name, "Oh, my son's name is [name]!" (To which I frequently reply, "I'm flattered you named your son after me!")
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:20 PM
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Someone on Facebook with the exact same name as me tried to friend me once... I was thinking, that's cute and all but just from the look of your photos and posts we have nothing at all in common so yeah, nah.

Old 01-30-2019, 07:39 AM
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In 6th grade, I had one class with three people by my first name. The teacher solved this by calling one of us "Eric B," calling me by my middle name, and calling the last one "Mouth," as he was the sort who seemed to never shut up. He frequently wound up with his mouth duct-taped shut during class when he got too noisy.
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:10 PM
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My mother shares a name with someone a few blocks away. This has posed some problems with mail delivery and voting as they are in the same precinct.
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