You Couldn't Guess My Age From My Name

Apparently, my name has the fourth widest age spread in America. Given just my name, you'd be very luck to deduce my age. It appears that's not the case for a lot of names.

With data from the Social Security Administration and some lovely analysis, these guys have put together a wonderful post looking into this problem - given the name of a living American, can you tell their age? It's worth a read.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-to-tell-someones-age-when-all-you-know-is-her-name

I'm happy to say that the second deadest name in America lives on in grandma Bourne's household, in the form of a rather bone shaking old shopping bike named Gertrude.