calling names

heres a link
http://www.nationaltrustnames.org.uk

then click on surnames, it apparently shows the regional distribution of your name today and in 1881, and just how common you are. cheers malc

another very old java applet one, this shows how your first name popularity has changed over the generations

http://www.babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

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acchh rumbled, just an excuse really to tell one and all the noble and exotic provenance of my name
sure i’ve told everybody this before, but…
….from an old gabble…..
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my name was originally italian, Bache Galluppa from Genoa, it means ‘galloping kisses’,
Jonny Bache Gallupa came over to sell oranges in Curry Rivel down in deepest Somerzet back in the 1860’s, 1880’s,
in the time of Garribaldi, the great biscuit.
We know this because one of my dads property developer drinking cronies in the 70’s was a Primarollo and his ancient granny actually remembered him!
Apparently the Baz y Gallupas were a rather famous family of organ grinders from Chiavra
Anyway, once i was on a dole course and met a genovese fellow, i told him this tale and he went ‘oh my sister lives in Baz y Gallupa’, it’s a village, sadly the galloping kisses is thoroughly spurious, and he thought the lupa was from wolf,
me heap big running wolf

about 10 years ago nearly all the Basgallops on the planet were gathered together in one room, in a hotel just off the M25 in Essex.
My uncle had just been awarded the OBE, he was a middle manager at BT, but claire my civil servant spy friend knew him well, rumour has it, confidentally, natch, that he was in charge of some GCHQ project whereby computers listen to every word in every telephone conversation in the whole world, so if you say ‘Nuclear powered Uranium detonation device’ they just so know.
When the queen hands out gongs she has a postcard telling her what each person has done for their honour, when she got to my uncle she queenly squawked ‘Goodness, i had no idea we did that sort of thing!’
back in Essex tho’ golly gosh gorman I met my doppleganger namesake.
the wail, the gnashing of teeth, the debris of hubris! I always thought i was unique. there is another Richard Basgallop. a very sweet fellow too
a 14 year old speccy brummie.
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…… anybody else care to share the tale of their name?

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