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Subject: Those are mis-codings, not genuine names (m)
Author: Chrisell   (Authenticated as Chrisell)
Date: April 3, 2006 at 7:53:13 AM
Reply to: I agree by Lillian
Those names are not the names of actual people, but the names of people whose forms were incorrectly marked 'male' when they should have been marked 'female' (and vice versa for the girls named Matthew, William etc). The SSA website where that data comes from has a disclaimer to that effect: they have just transcribed the data, they haven't attempted to sort it. That's why there's non-names such as Baby, Male and Female in those lists as well.




Chrisell

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This message was edited by the author on April 3, 2006 at 7:55:26 AM

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