What’s in a name?

I’d like to commend another blog to you for your reading pleasure.  Full of good content and written by someone with an illustrious forename.

Speaking of that forename (which I’m fortunate enough to share), I found a cool site which shows the historical popularity of a given forename in the United States.  Looking up my name I saw the following graph:


(I know, it’s hard to read — X axis is in years from 1880 to the present, Y axis is popularity).

(One of my interests is in data visualization, and so I really enjoyed playing with the software on that site). 

It confirms my suspicion that my name has become more popular lately — as I now hear mothers in loud, scolding voices at various public places shouting: “Dominic, don’t touch that!”.

Perhaps I should get used to it :-)

One Response to “What’s in a name?”

  1. Dominic Brooks Says:

    Thanks a lot for the link.
    We Dominics need to stick together.

    I recently came to your blog from a link at Doug Burns’s place and have very much enjoyed your thoughts writings.


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