I knew a phoenix in my youth so let them have their day
I played with this for about 5 minutes. It ranks only the most 55,000 most popular. Sadly, mine ranks way up at 117… I thought mine was rarer than that. The rarest of my friends' names (that popped up in that session) was "Jayroe" at 42006. The rarest I've found is "Rusco" at 54037.
Ok so I've had fun using this to make value judgments about American families. Consider the following tables (lower numbers mean "greater" popularity):
Bush more common than Pope. Lama, of course, is quite rare.
Don't worry, I don't know what to make of these results either. People much rather associate themselves with cranes and finches than pidgeons or blackbirds. But surprisingly, eagle is middle of the pack. I've never known anyone with the surname Eagle though. Very odd.
I'm not making this up folks. Beer and Blood are more popular names than their weaker counterparts, wine, coke, tea, and the most nutritious of the bunch, leche(milk). But what do I know, maybe blood does have more nutritional value than milk?
Lard should be way above rice and corn to accurately reflect America's cross-sectional waist-line. Butter just barely eclipses Maize in the surname dispersion!
That's enough for now - you get the picture - America is screwed up! This is the coolest thing I've come across in a while though. Que lastima.