Have you seen The AC Same Name Gamethat AC contributor Candice L. Collins has created? I read her article about this game and thought, “Hey, that sounds like a fun way to meet new people on AC!” The object of the game is to search for other Associated Content contributors with the same name as your own. Candice promised that the game would be painless, but after doing a search for ‘Catherine,’ I’m thinking it may be a bit painful for me.
I found 550 contributors named ‘Catherine’ in my search! 550! Now, I’ve always known that my name has been a popular choice for parents, but 550 is ridiculous. Back in the 1950’s, there was always a group of girls with my name. The big question has always been: “Is that spelled with a C or K?”
To narrow my search, I typed in my first name and surname initial. That didn’t help me out any, either. Candice stipulated that contributors should have a profile picture and published content. None of the ‘Catherine S.’ contributors had published content. At this point, I was really starting to feel the pain! I almost quit playing the game but curiosity got the better of me.
As I was searching, I realized that most of the 550 Catherines did not have a profile picture. They had the little AC box beside their names instead of a smiling face. So, I decided to click on every single Catherine that had a picture of themselves. I found that 43 Catherines had lovely pictures, but no published content. Zero, zip! Another 23 had pictures with outdated published content.
Out of 550 Catherines, I found only six that have profile pictures and current published content. So, that means there are only seven active contributors with the same name as me on Associated Content as of today! What happened to all of the other Catherine contributors?
These are the six AC contributors that have the same name as I do. I look forward to getting to know all of them!
Catherine Anne Alipio writes that she is based in San Diego, CA and has been doing freelance writing since January 2009.
Catherine Dagger lives in France. She writes that in the past she has lived in Washington DC, England, Scotland, and Italy. I have read quite a few of Catherine’s articles and always enjoyed them.
Catherine Betzabe is a Featured Sports & Featured Movies Contributor. She writes that she graduated from Berkeley College in 2007. She loves to write in her spare time.
Catherine Neal writes that she is a social butterfly at heart. She enjoys fun and exciting places in San Jose, CA and the surrounding cities.
Catherine Woods writes that she is a stay-at-home mom and Army wife who loves to find new ways to save money. She also writes for Bukisa.
Catherine Maynard hasn’t written much about herself other than that her interests include languages, music, and writing.
If you’d like to play The AC Same Name Game, read Candice’s article and join in the fun. Hope you make some new AC friends!