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Scary. I too am the proud owner of a name shared with a baseball player! I did an ego-search awhile back, and to my dismay, I wasn't even top 10. :(
To top it all off, the baseball player in question doesn't even play in the majors, he set a bunch of pitching records in college, and got alot of attention.
Story of my life.
As for my phone number, the first hit is the local League of Women Voters, and the second is a location finder for what looks to be a chain of gyms called "Curves for Women". Third is my the contact information page of my personal web site, and fourth is my wife's résumé, which resides inside my web site because she doesn't bother to maintain her own. (She has in the past, just not lately.)
[edited by: troels_nybo_nielsen at 7:16 am (utc) on Oct. 26, 2002]
Heh, I just tried this and I'm the other way around :)
But then since my first name is Shelley I get all kinds of literature sites bumping me down the page no matter which combination I use. Of course a phrase search brings me to the top but I somehow feel that's cheating.
It's strange but I've never put my middle name online. I tried to search but Google returns zero results.
Btw anybody knows who's Martin Tkachev or probably only Tkachev, I don't really like the idea that Gugle thinks my name is a speling error.
But I never thought of Googling my name as it is so common so tonight I did and I am #####1! My poetry chapbook site. Not that I am a famous poet, in fact I'm only a barely published poet. But I have my name as part of the page title.
Last year, I was doing some research on a medical condition. I stumbled on a page which was the output of a database query done in some hospital database. It had medical details, names, etc of various patients. Now, that was *very* scary.
Yes, you would think so. But, someone was foolish/insensitive/whatever enough to post other people's medical data on the web.
Over the weekend, someone was Googling me, and when I followed through, I ended up on some goverment/tax directory, listing tax information about various people. I wasn't on the list, but one person on the list had my first name and someone else had my last name, so, overall, the query was a match.
Nothing is sacred anymore.....
number one still...and also 2, 3, 6 and 7
the bass player in the gay heavy metal band in Houston isn't at number two any more...which is good...even better, he's now in a spin off of the Fabulous Thunderbirds...so I'm almost jealous
most of the results are me though...I'm fairly prolific on Usenet and contribute now and again to a w3c group
I also share a name with a top class BMX competitor, a hang glider pilot, a rancher, a teacher, a gynaecologist, a family doctor, a guitarist...and unbeknownst to Google a friend of a friend who lives on the Isle of Barra and who has never owned a computer
it's always nice to know something that Google doesn't
#1, #2: D.G. Brown (same results as DG Brown, D. G. Brown, D G Brown)
#113: D.G. (same results as DG, D. G., D G)
I also have the .net and .org for dgbrown, but I don't have a site on either (E-mail and network stuff). Some laywer got the .com a while ago.
Originally, I was frustrated. All three of my names are in the top 7 for their place. Let alone trying to get ranked for my initials. So, I did something about it. Now I'm top two in just about every engine :)