The email conversation turned to looking up names in Google. I used to Google my friends' names to see what would pop up. My friend Connie's Doppelgoogler is a drag queen. We rolled on the floor about that one! My nephew Jason, in Australia, is a major league baseball player in the States. Anji said, "NOW we know where he disappears to!" I found several people with my name -- and one fictional art professor in someone's online novel attempt. I emailed (well, several years ago this was) a Doppelgoogler who lives very, very close to where my brother and sis-in-law lived at that time (they've since moved to a place with less acreage as my bro has cancer and my s-in-law was having to do everything). My mother always thought made-up names were silly, but these days, no matter how weird your name is, if it's spelled traditionally you are one of many.
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