With today's ink post, I've noticed a trend. I'm going to watch this and see where it goes. I've been noting the initials of the girls I photograph. Barring women with sudonyms like Panic and Sacrilitious and counting women like Red where I know her real name, here's how it Stacks up out of 35 women...
Names starting with:
J - 7
A - 6
L - 4
C & M - 3 apiece
H, T & R - 2 each
D, E & B - only 1
The 5 most common female names in the US are:
Mary. Of the 3 m's I got I don't think a single one was a Mary.
Patricia. Not a p in the whole lot, not counting Panic.
Linda. OK, I got a decent showing of l's, but I don't think any were Lindas.
Barbara. I got one b. Her name was Birdy.
and Elizabeth. The one e I got wasn't.
Now to be fair, Jennifer is the next name on the list, and a lot of my j's were Jens... But the very first A on the list is Angela. That seems a little disproportionate... Until...
You look at a breakdown of the most used first letters of first names...
A is number 1. In fact all of my girls names start with a letter in the top 14 most used letters. Those are: A M C L D J s E k B T R g H... (bold indicates the ones on my list) That means that all but two of my girls are in the top half of the most commonly used letters of the alphabet.
I'm pretty sure this means absolutely nothing, but I thought it was interesting.
Labels: Just Sayin', Sunday Ink Notes