My whole life I have been plagued by the knowledge that I have a boring name. A really, really, boring name. It’s okay. I’ve come to terms with it. I am now, and forever will be, Jon Miller. I always took solace in knowing that at least I had a sort of interesting middle name: Davis. Nothing too fancy, but at least it is not quite as yawn inducing as the rest of my name.
Well, it turns out I was wrong.
You see, today I found out about this report that the NY Times (via the Census Bureau) published on their website. It ranks the top 5000 (!!!) last names in America by how common they are. I typed in “Miller” to see where it ranked. Here are the results….
I wasn’t too surprised to see that “Miller” was number 6 on the list, but the real shocker came when I looked a little closer….and saw that my middle name was number seven. So yeah. I basically have the Un-frosted Shredded Wheat of names.
But hey, I guess the glass half full way of looking at it is that at least I am the best at being boring.
Yeah! That’s right!
Suck it “Garcia” and “Rodriguez”!
Check out the list and let me know where you rank in the comments.