Friday, July 27, 2007

Danes and names

I am sure you didn't know about this one. On the site of Denmark Statistics (those guys that record everything about anything that has something to do with Denmark...) you can actually check how many Danes have a certain name, with both first and last name queries allowed, in 2006 and 2007. Unfortunately they did not actually put up a ranking of the most common names in these years (the obvious thing to do!), that would have been very informative. At least I could immediately find out that almost 10,000 Danes are called "Sebastian" (this precise spelling) in 2007, which is much more than I expected. So why don't you verify your intuition with the help of the application above: can you find out which are the most popular Danish names in the last two years? And if you are a Dane, go ahead and check whether you are (still) as unique as you thought you were :-)

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