Because nothing’s official until it’s Google official

GoogleFight confirms what we already guessed:


But wait! “Michael” is a much more popular name than “Doug”; in fact, Michael was the 2nd most popular boy’s name in 2005. Douglas, on the other hand, ranked 360. Boolean search to the rescue:


That’s a little better. However, Michael Roth is also the name of a composer, software company, and doctor, and Doug Bennet could be an author, Nantucket Selectman(???), or actor.

Time to get formal. Birth certificate formal.

…Wow. Okay, so maybe, just maybe, there are around 20,000 more Michael S. Roths in the world than there are Douglas J. Bennets. How can we make our search even more specific?

And then it’s fight for old Wesleyan, never give in, fight ’till the end when might and right shall win…”

….Ouch.

8 thoughts on “Because nothing’s official until it’s Google official

  1. Marianna

    Xue, I’m so glad you posted this so when I comment “Lets have babies”, you won’t be weirded out.

  2. Marianna

    Xue, I’m so glad you posted this so when I comment “Lets have babies”, you won’t be weirded out.

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