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Posted: 10/25/2001 6:14:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2001 6:09:33 PM EST by a2carbine]
Today I got a phone call from a car dealer telling me to come pick up my keys. I did not know what the hell the deal was cuz I have not gone to any car lots for some time. I asked the guy who he was trying to call and he said Christopher Brooks and that he looked up my number in the phone book. I asked him what the middle name was and he said Alan......dude thats my name! They is a guy in the same town as me with the same FULL name as me. Just to check I asked if he had SS.# and the one he gave me was not my nubmer so it's another guy! Man this is f*ed up! PS: the other guy is black and I'm not so I gess there can't be to big of a mix up.it's just nuts, whats the chance of this?
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Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:24:56 PM EST
That happened to me several times... Once, I signed into a customer's site when I was doing field service, and when I went to sign out, there was my name, right below where I wrote it, but in different handwriting! There are currently two other people at my company that have the same name. Once when my best friend called the girl he was dating from my house, he hung up and laughed... said her mother answered, but thought it was her son, because her caller ID had my name on it, which is her son's name too! I have a common first and last name combo, but my middle name sets me apart, I guess! It sucks, tho, because I almost ALWAYS get delayed on the NICS stuff. Guess I need to get my CHL so I can avoid that! M@
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:25:32 PM EST
With K-E-E-F-E as a first name??? Nope!!!
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Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:26:27 PM EST
There are a total of 4 people on the entire planet with my last name (at least in the US). I've yet to meet anyone who has my last name, or much less pronounce it. Av.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:30:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Avalon01: There are a total of 4 people on the entire planet with my last name (at least in the US). I've yet to meet anyone who has my last name, or much less pronounce it. Av.
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What is it? Bet I could pronounce it
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:31:24 PM EST
Sweep, I feel your pain. I'm a Jr. and got all types of calls from people who wanted to talk to my dad. The best converstaion with a sales rep was just a few days ago... Phone rings Me: "Hello" Sales: "Is Phil there?" M: "Senior or Junior?" S: "How about a Phillip?" M: "Senior or Junior?" S: "A Phillip Felix" M: "Senior of Junior?" S: "Can I speak to the one over 21?" M: "Senior of Junior?" S: "I'll call back later" heheh... if it's not on the script, these people can't adapt. Av.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:32:56 PM EST
I used to hate having an unusual name, but with all the gun buying I do, I love it now. It sucks to have someone with your name who is a bad character.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:34:07 PM EST
The dude actually gave out someones Social Security number? That's not right.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:35:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2001 6:31:34 PM EST by Avalon01]
Originally Posted By AR15FENCER: What is it? Bet I could pronounce it
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It's really pretty easy, people just look at it and butcher it for some reason. Traskaski I tell people to sound it out. Traz-Kaz-key Easy. Editied to say my great-grandfathers was: Traczkowski But it was changed when they had kids.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:36:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By Avalon01:
Originally Posted By AR15FENCER: What is it? Bet I could pronounce it
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It's really pretty easy, people just look at it and butcher it for some reason. Traskaski I tell people to sound it out. Traz-Kaz-key Easy.
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Sounds slavic/russian. I studied Russian in highschool, and almost got to go to Russia... I would have pronounced it correctly!
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:38:34 PM EST
Dude! he told me I was full of it and I wasa really the guy. After he found out I was not he was a little POed and told me not to tell anybody. Makes you want to run down to the dealership LOL.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:38:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2001 6:35:36 PM EST by Avalon01]
Sounds slavic/russian. I studied Russian in highschool, and almost got to go to Russia... I would have pronounced it correctly!
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Would have been the first! And it's 100% Polish. [:D] I would love to see Eastern Europe, but never had a chance to yet. [:(] Av.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:38:53 PM EST
YES... there was someone about 10 miles away with the same exact name as me... we used to get eachother's dentist bills in the mail. I think he was about 20 years older than me or something like that...
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:40:15 PM EST
Best I can tell, there's another Norm Glitz in Denmark. I've emailed him a couple of times but no answer. It's rare enough to find another Norm outside of Cheers, much less a Norm G. , though I'm on another list with a Norm Gin. When I was in the AF, we had two Harry Kingstons. Different middle names. Good thing they were in the same unit, the other guy wasn't far away.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:41:39 PM EST
Guys the funny thing is that I have never known anybody the speeled Alan the same way as I do. I was starting to think my Mom f*ed up.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:47:24 PM EST
Well, if as they say you're one in a million, that just means there's six or seven of you walking around New York City. I know of several people with my name, including one well known baseball player.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:04:56 PM EST
So how did the car drive?
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:12:17 PM EST
So far, I know that my name is one of a kind. A real original.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:13:38 PM EST
There is no one on the planet with the same name as me. I've won several bets over the years on that. In 73 years of looking, I've never even found someone with the same first name spelled the same way. This is also why the nickname 'Zoom' has stuck. No one, gets the name right, so what my siblings called me at home has stuck all of these years. It sounds silly to hear someone my age with that nickname, but it's better than my real name. I've only found two people with my middle name. I found them by looking it up on one of those national phone book CD sets. My mother claimed my first name was biblical. I still don't know what Bible she was reading. My middle name is after a (white) Ethiopian king that I'm (or so my family claims) a descendant of. My cousin, who did a lot of research into this topic while in grad school at Harvard, thinks it was really a Kushite king, and Ethiopian was mistranslated from a greek word. BTW, this is also why I will never post my name in a public forum. If I posted it, it would be a piece of cake to track me down. Oh, and NICS still delays me every single time. There is [b]no[/b] excuse for that.z
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:33:59 PM EST
Let see!! My grandson, son, me, my father, and 2 cousins. -- makes it kinda confusing at the family reunions. We are not very creative people!! -- ALLONS11
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:57:05 PM EST
Hell yes! The Real Estate agent and myself went to look at a house in a small town. The owner, who was gone at the time, thought I was the guy who assaulted her and stole her purse. On second thought, the other guy was probably in jail and certainly could not pre-qualify for a house. My name is also the family name of an old local bolshevic legislator. Never met any of them.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 7:58:18 PM EST
There is a guy in a very small town in the next county that has the same first and last name as me. My last name is some what unusual as it is spelled differently than it is pronounced. He was arrested for DUI by the Highway Patrol post in my county and it made the police blotter in the local rag. Everyone who works a city hall thought it was me (I'm a cop). My Chief even stopped by my office (I'm a cop supervisor) and asked if it was me. I explained to him that while it was not me, I have a large extended family and i have never met many of them. He is probably a not so distant relative that I have never met. BTW [b] 1,000 posts, YAWN! [/b][rolleyes]
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 8:01:46 PM EST
You Shitten me. How Many of you know anyone whose first name is Coley? I have a complex. I could never find pencils with my name on em when I was a kid. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 8:08:10 PM EST
Yes, And the piece of #$%^ has really REALLY bad credit that keeps screwing up my tranactions. I also had 1 death threat in the middle of the night from some chick this guy apparently had a little incident with. Fortunately, that was after I picked up this little hobby. Had a loaded .357 MAG next to my bed for weeks after that.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 8:10:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2001 8:07:06 PM EST by DVDTracker]
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 8:12:51 PM EST
A few months ago someone representing the Discover Card called and asked for me by name, I said I was not interested and hung-up. She called back and informed me that she was not trying to interest me in a card but to collect on my past due balance, I laughed, told her to sue me for it and hung-up again. Well to make a long story short it seem that there is another guy in Vegas with the same name as me, this lady became convinced that I was the one she is looking for and calls every evening, also, I think she shared my number with all the other creditors that this guy stiffed and now they are calling me as well. At first it bothered me but now I use them as my whipping post. Tom
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:33:05 PM EST
A2Car, I went to school with a guy named Chris Brooks. Did you go to St.Ambrose in middle school? echo6 www.floridashootersnetwork.com
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:36:44 PM EST
I used to live with my cousin with the same name. When we moved forwarded mail was a nightmare. I used to get his mailed paychecks for a month. He'd ask me if I had them and I would just say that it was funny that we had the same name. God he would get pissed.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:39:59 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/26/2001 12:42:57 AM EST
When I was in the Navy, there were three of us on my first ship with the same first name, last name, rate, and rating. We were all in the same division and same work center and we all made second at the same time and all got transferred at the same time. Talk about having a mail forwarding nightmare. Later on when I got out, my wife remained behind at her job in Sacramento. One day a group of investigators from the California AG's office show up at our apartment in Davis with a subpoena for a guy with the same name again who was supposed to appear as a witness in some criminal investigation (he had skipped town and failed to appear at some hearing in San Jose). I figure if I'd been there they would've arrested first and asked questions later.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 2:37:29 AM EST
There's one other guy with my name who lives in Maryland. I thought of giving him a call sometime for fun.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 3:20:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2001 3:16:57 AM EST by the_survivalist]
well, at least i am not in the worst position of you guys. i live in the same town as a gentleman with the same name as me. uh, and his rep isnt anywhare near as good as mine. got a call from a detective one day asking for me, needless to say i was completely paranoid untill he mentioned the addy of the person he was looking for. btw, he has been convicted of DWI and a few other things. needles to say i do not buy firearms through dealers since the nics system started up.. also get congradulated at reserves for the child i was the new father of, WTF i am single and hadnt heard a thing about it. (lets just say there is CERTIFIABLY no way i was the father.) still havent heard the last of that.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 4:07:23 AM EST
PS: the other guy is black and I'm not so I gess there can't be to big of a mix up.it's just nuts, whats the chance of this?
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May be you guys are twins.....that you don't know about. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 4:39:00 AM EST
Received phone calls for several days at about 5AM and didn't answer. They left no message and I finally answered after a couple days. It was a state police officer that wanted me to come in for some questions. I went down like a good citizen the next day at 6AM. The guy worked the night shift, which is why all of this was happening so early in the morning. I wait and wait in the lobby. Finally the guy comes out, looks at me, and says you're not black. I was a little peevish after showing up this early and all of the early morning calls. This was during college when I was keeping later hours. Also have had bill collectors call for someone with the same name. Thankfully have never had a snag with a NICS check.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 4:55:40 AM EST
There is a driver in the NASCAR Bush series that has the same name as me and I just tell all my friends that it is my weekend job! Now if he could just stop the crashing and win a few![:)] BKVic
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 5:06:06 AM EST
yup, in high school, i sat next to a "fattym4"! i couldn't believe it! actually, my real name has 26 letters in it, and i have no middle name! i guarantee there is no other even close to it on this earth!
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 5:07:54 AM EST
I ran across a tombstone with someone that had my middle name for a first name and the same last name as me. Trippy part----he died on my birthday, same year too. I grabbed a photo
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Link Posted: 10/26/2001 6:25:11 AM EST
Florida had a problem with same-named individuals being mistaken for traffic fines and such. A few years ago they added a sequence number to the end of the driver's license number. A 0 means you were the first one registered with that name, followed by 1, 2, etc.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 6:58:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2001 6:54:15 AM EST by California_Kid]
Yes, at least two Canadians have the same name as mine. One is a gallery photographer, the other a tax-protesting attorney. The latter got the davidvoth.com domain name. Darn him. They're probably both related to me somehow. Here are their Web sites: [url]http://www.seercom.com/dvoth/gallery/[/url] [url]http://www.davidvoth.com[/url]
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 7:35:46 AM EST
There have been two people with my exact same name. My grandfather, whom I never met but was named after, and my 7 month old boy, who is Joseph III [:D] There's also two other people with my first and last name. One lives here in Houston and the other lives in Austin. When I was in college at UT, I got a call one Saturday morning at 6am saying that if I didn't come get my car out of this guys parking lot he was going to tow it. I told him that I didn't know what he was talking about, as my car was parked behind the dorm I lived in. "This is Joseph XXXXXXXXXX, right?" "Yeah, but I'm looking at my car right now through the window." "Cut the crap! Come get this damn car right now, or I'm towing it!" "Well, what kind of car is it?" "It's a Pontiac Grand Prix..." "Well, I own a 78 Pontiac Bonneville, so it's definitely not mine. But it certainly sounds newer than what I'm driving. Do you think he'd mind if I kept it?" "I'm serious!" "Fine, tow it! SEE IF I CARE! I'LL SUE YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORTH!" *click* My roomate didn't understand why I went back to bed laughing. It turns out the guy also had a penchant for renting porn and not returning it. I got calls from porn shops who'd look me up in the phone book and want to know where their tapes were. I'd generally make up something funny. The guy here in Houston appears to be a dead beat, with creditors calling for him all the time. I had to explain that some of them weren't me when I bought my house. Fortunately, while we have the same middle initial, our middle names are different. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 9:21:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2001 9:17:19 AM EST by slapshot]
Yes, when I was in college and trying to get a phone. The phone company called up my roommate's parents and told them I was conartist and had beee dishonorablely discharged from the navy. I was so pissed off I called the phone company and found out that the person they were talking about black and 8 yrs older than me. Also I get delayed everytime I purchase a firearm usually 20min but last time it took 45min. even though I have CPL.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 10:14:05 AM EST
I never met the man, but every time I open a new account at the bank, they pull up two of me. The other guy is about 20 years older than me and is probably a relative of some sort. With a middle name like Waldo, there ain't too many around. Even some leo's have given me a hard time about my middle name. In a good natured way.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 12:18:12 PM EST
Yeah and I slept with him. Damn sexy young man.
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