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I haven't done mine in awhile, but nothing alarming comes up for the kids. Dd1 is the only one with her first/last so hers comes up on a local paper's flicker account for winning an art contest and (strangely) listed as a survivor in an obituary for a verrrry distant relative by marriage when she was 2 weeks old.
I know there's video of her out there that we gave permission to be used as a promo for her medieval swordplay collective but they use "battle names" there so it's not attached to her real name.

DD2 shares a name with a radio personality a country away so there's a FirstnameLastnameDotCom for hers that takes up at least the first 7 pages of hits. Kinda funny- the DJ's slogan is "professional smartass", which fits DD2 to a tee.At least she shares a name with a kindred spirit. orngbiggrin.gif.
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Kinda funny- the DJ's slogan is "professional smartass", which fits DD2 to a tee.At least she shares a name with a kindred spirit. orngbiggrin.gif.

:rotflmao

post #23 of 28

Just did the google searches for all of my crew and nothing comes up for me or the girls at all with or without quotation marks. With quotation marks my husband pops up on his mylife and on intellius. My son pops up with quotation marks in birth story posts I made here in my DDC and birth stories forum and that's all. Without the quotation marks you get nothing that matches full names and all kinds of crazy results that don't go to us with first and last names. We have a very common last name though so that helps. 

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Yes, I am coming to realize that this is an especially important thing to consider for kids with super unique names. 

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Yes, I am coming to realize that this is an especially important thing to consider for kids with super unique names. 
Yes, I'll defiately be requiring my kids to use screen names when they get old enough to be more interested in forums, etc. I did google both kids names before we finalized our naming decision (a friends' daughter ended up with the same name as a famous adult movie star so, ya, wanted to avoid that) but their names aren't that out there and our last name is fairly common so it didn't occur to me that they would stand out on the Net. Of course, I got my first computer while pg with dd1 in 2001, so internet safety wasn't on my radar yet. wink1.gif
post #26 of 28

LOL yep. I do'nt recall the internet crossing my mind at all in baby naming. We do have a fairly common name though so if you search my kids names without middle you do get quite a few hits for other people. I know my married name is pretty obscure since even friends can't find my facebook account because over 500 results pop up. Now my maiden name was another story but it was unique enough that if you had that name you were related to me somehow. 

post #27 of 28

What is the difference between searching with or without quotation marks?

post #28 of 28
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What is the difference between searching with or without quotation marks?

When you search a phrase or name (or whatever) in quotes the search engine will search that exact phrase.  In my DC's case by searching her name in quotes, I got little on her but w/o quotes I got every place on the internet that her first name and last name was used. That's relevant because although the use of her  full name online is rare, her aunt (who shares her last name) used my DC's first name often on public pictures. Make sense? 

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