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12/18/2007 11:39:26 AM · #1
Sure, most of us have done it - I even did a search when deciding on a business name. Anyone care to share what they found? Here's some of mine:

Apparently, I'm a pretty talented guy! (Who knew?) Versatility is my name, and I show up as many things, including:

- A boxer (sounds painful!)
- An actor (mostly on soap operas - wow - wonder if I'm a corporate spy, or a studly billionaire... or both!)
- A real estate agent in Orlando (I'll sell ya the house of mouse - its a steal!)
- A choreographer / dance instructor (oh boy - dancing with the ladies! :D)
- A celtic musician AND a jazz musician! Intriguing, though I haven't picked up a woodwind instrument in years ;)
- A very straaaaaange YouTube video - scary, cuz the mo-ron 'star' is wearing a hat that I SWEAR came from my closet @ home.

The most interesting one, was when I started my photo business last year & was searching for a decent name. I wanted to simply do "Billy Ross Photography" - but it was already taken... by a man in Memphis! Seems he has done well for himself & has even passed the business to his son (who now runs their studio).

I'm sure that's more than most of you wanted to know, but just goes to show how 'its a small world after all' can be true. OH! It also makes me smile to realize there are several different race/ethnic versions of 'me' (I'm a huge proponent of skin color NOT being a factor in life).

Thanks for listening - NEXT! :D
12/18/2007 11:55:56 AM · #2
Yes I've googled my name lots of time. I just did it then and the first 8 hits are me. Let's see what the others are:

-a graphic designer from Seattle
-manager of "Safe Harbour" in British Columbia
-deputy commissioner of operations at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
-works at the general hospital in Orlando, Florida
-a teacher of air industry services at Filton College (no idea where that is)

Hmmm, I'm quite versatile it seems!
12/18/2007 12:03:10 PM · #3
The Thai embassy in Shri Lanka is in the Gloda center.
Count von Gloda is a villain in a James Bond novel.
Gloda is a cooking ware manufacturer.
Glöda is the name for IKEA's lightbulbs.
I'm incredibly hot, it seems.

Luckily enough, my website pops up as first google result for both my nick and my full name.
12/18/2007 12:23:29 PM · #4
I am unable to find anyone else with the name Kavita Favelle on google. ALL results for "kavita favelle" are for me.
12/18/2007 12:24:59 PM · #5
I Google myself every few hours to see if I've moved up any from the 14th page...

If I add Chef or Photographer to the search I come up on the first page.

Message edited by author 2007-12-18 12:35:25.
12/18/2007 12:32:04 PM · #6
I am a Poet, a Photographer and was a HS Football player.. who woulda guessed?
12/18/2007 01:09:57 PM · #7
This is always fun. Has been a while since I've done it. Apparently I've gained some talents.

I am:
a blogger
a modified car racer
a director and actor
a mennonite (true, but not me)
a jazz bassist
a web developer
hey, and finally at #15 or so an allergist
12/18/2007 01:22:45 PM · #8
822 hits. They are all me.

if I do a search with my maiden name, then i come up with some freaky stuff.

Message edited by author 2007-12-18 13:24:43.
12/18/2007 01:23:03 PM · #9
I am me...no one else has my name lol
12/18/2007 01:30:06 PM · #10
peter richards
12/18/2007 03:19:32 PM · #11
mine depends on if i use quotes or not.. if i do, they're all me :) if not, well then it gets interesting as stated before.. and even then, it's combinations of Krystle and Kasper
12/18/2007 03:23:09 PM · #12
Yeah, my Web site comes up 2nd on the list and my DPCPrints comes up 3rd. I'm happy... :-)

//www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=s+j+carter
12/18/2007 03:33:02 PM · #13
lol I just did this again and now I found out that I played baseball and in 1975.....

I was Drafted in the 1975 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 20, 20th overall Pick) by the San Francisco Giants. And then in July I was injured and missed 7 weeks

lol it looks like that in 1975 I played for a minor league team Brookmont Kangaroos maybe after that I was drafted to the Giants

//www.tloua.com/standings/html/box_scores/game_box_3277.html

//www.tloua.com/standings/html/players/player_2370.html
12/18/2007 04:31:10 PM · #14
Apparently the real me does not exist as all the results are some brainiac physics professor.
12/18/2007 04:35:37 PM · #15
Apparently I am a photographer!!!
12/18/2007 04:41:29 PM · #16
I am a painter, who also has a wikipedia entry!
12/18/2007 04:44:05 PM · #17
I was an early member of the Supremes, and I also have a wikipedia entry. Who knew.

Oh BTW, I am also African American and quite beautiful!
12/18/2007 04:47:49 PM · #18
It was fun...

Apparently...
I am a former professional baseball player
I am also known as Charlie Hustle
I am the all time hits leader and will never see the Hall of Fame, except if I buy a ticket
I am a habitual gambler
I am a liar, and I bet on baseball...

Oh, those were all the same guy...

I am also apparently a famous bass vocalist, a scultor, a used car sales man, a florist, etc....

and way down the list I actually found myself...
A crystallization engineer / scientist
12/18/2007 04:49:55 PM · #19
It's all me until page 4, then Roger Stalley, a MedaeivalChristian scholar, gets two entries, and Linda Stalley, an Anglican priest in Manchester, gets one.

I have a unique name, it seems...

apparently for my nickname too...

Message edited by author 2007-12-18 16:52:36.
12/18/2007 04:51:23 PM · #20
According to Google, I live in Norway and California.
I have made a shark video for National Geographic
I work for the California Intstitute of Technology and wrote a report on tsunamis- which I won an award for.
I helped invent a multi process disc prosthesis.

And I am involved in something called a Django Project- I think this incarnation is some sort of IT guy.

12/18/2007 04:52:39 PM · #21
I am a contraversial professor of Psychology at the Univeristy of Arizona who specializes in the paranormal (and I too have a wikipedia entry).
12/18/2007 05:08:09 PM · #22
Only me and me only...rare last name and rare first name.
12/18/2007 05:10:05 PM · #23
yup, I am the only person in the US with my name!! LOL

And I am a photographer at DPC.
12/18/2007 05:10:08 PM · #24
Yes, yes I have... but if I told you what I got, Mr. Ross, I would have to annihilate you. :P
12/18/2007 05:11:31 PM · #25
I'm the Number 1 "Adam Piorkowski" on the internet! And there are more of me than you'd think, haha.
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