Vsauce: When Will We Run Out of Names? // What's in a Name? / by john cheng

Great Vsauce video on calculating how long it would take until we run out of names, as well as what a name's effect is on individuals. I found this quite interesting mostly because my name is super common and I often ponder about this very subject.

Vsauce is nominated for a Webby in Science & Education! You can support learning online by voting for Vsauce or any of the FANTASTIC nominees here: http://pv.webbyawards.com/2015/online-film-video/video-channels-and-networks/science-education THANKS!! SOURCES: Name frequency in US: http://howmanyofme.com/ US Census data: http://www.census.gov/topics/population/genealogy/data/2000_surnames.html Band name frequency: http://gothamist.com/2010/02/17/a_tale_of_two_discoverys.php Books using same title: http://www.theguardian.com/global/2014/jun/27/are-authors-running-out-of-book-titles-kate-atkinson-stephen-king-muriel-spark-jk-rowling http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/can-you-use-a-book-title-thats-been-used-before Is choosing a band name becoming more difficult?