Friday, September 26, 2014

Share a Coke Names: Part Two

Might as well go with Nell ;) Make one here.
Okay, back for more. To do this post, I looked at all the names they sold in stores in the UK. Turns out it's a lot more. Like, almost five times as more. It took a long time to get all this data, but I've got some interesting observations for you guys. I'm going to list all 1,146 (!) names after the jump, then we can talk about them.
My hand hurt after writing seven pages of this.

(Name found on this list and the US list are italicized)

Aaran
Aaron
Aarron
Abbey
Abbi
Abbie
Abby
Abdi
Abdul
Abdullah
Abi
Abigail
Adam
Adele
Aden
Adil
Adnan
Adrian
Agata
Agnieszka
Ahmad
Aidan
Aiden
Aimee
Ainsley
Aisling
Ajay
Alan
Alana
Alanna
Alasdair
Alastair
Albert
Alec
Aled
Aleksandra
Alessandro
Alex
Alexander
Alexandra
Alexandre
Alexandria
Alexis
Alfie
Alfred
Ali
Alice
Alicia
Alison
Alistair
Allan
Allen
Allison
Alun
Amanda
Amandeep
Amber
Amelia
Ami
Amie
Amina
Amir
Amit
Amy
Ana
Andre
Andrea
Andreas
Andrew
Andy
Aneta
Angela
Angharad
Angus
Anil
Anisha
Anita
Anne
Anna
Annabel
Annabelle
Anne
Anneka
Anne-Marie
Annette
Annie
Annmarie
Ann-Marie
Anthony
Anton
Antonia
Antonio
April
Aran
Archie
Arnold
Aron
Arron
Arthur
Artur
Arun
Asa
Ash
Asher
Ashleigh
Ashley
Ashton
Asif
Asma
Austin
Ayan
Ayse
Barbara
Barnaby
Barney
Barry
Bartosz
Beata
Beatrice
Beau
Becky
Belinda
Ben
Benedict
Benjamin
Benn
Bernard
Beth
Bethan
Bethany
Beverly
Bianca
Bilal
Bill
Billy
Blaine
Blair
Blake
Bob
Bobbie
Bobby
Bonnie
Brad
Bradley
Brandon
Brendan
Brendon
Brent
Bret
Brett
Brian
Bridget
Bridie
Briony
Brittany
Brogan
Brooke
Bruce
Bryan
Bryn
Bryony
Byron
Cain
Caitlin
Caleb
Callam
Callan
Callum
Cally
Calum
Calvin
Cameron
Camilla
Candace
Cara
Carina
Carl
Carla
Carley
Carlie
Carlos
Carly
Carmen
Carol
Carole
Caroline
Carolyn
Carrie
Carys
Casey
Cassandra
Cassie
Catherine
Cathryn
Cathy
Catriona
Ceri
Chad
Chanelle
Chantal
Chantel
Chantelle
Charlene
Charles
Charley
Charlie
Charlotte
Charmaine
Chay
Chelsey
Chelsie
Cherie
Cheryl
Chi
Chloe
Chris
Christian
Christie
Christina
Christine
Christophe
Christopher
Christy
Chun
Ciara
Ciaran
Clair
Claire
Clara
Clare
Clark
Claudia
Clayton
Clifford
Clint
Clinton
Clive
Cody
Cole
Colette
Colin
Colleen
Collette
Conner
Connie
Connor
Conor
Conrad
Constance
Coral
Corey
Corrine
Cory
Courtney
Craig
Cristina
Crystal
Curtis
Dafydd
Daisy
Dale
Dalton
Damian
Damien
Damion
Damon
Dan
Dana
Dane
Danial
Daniel
Daniella
Danielle
Dannielle
Danny
Darius
Darran
Darrel
Darrell
Darryl
Daryl
Dave
David
Dawid
Dawn
Dayle
Dean
Deanna
Debbie
Deborah
Debra
Declan
Demi
Denis
Denise
Dennis
Derek
Derrick
Desmond
Dexter
Diana
Diane
Dillon
Dio
Dion
Dionne
Dom
Dominic
Dominique
Don
Donal
Donald
Donna
Donovan
Dorota
Douglas
Drew
Duane
Duncan
Dwayne
Dylan
Ed
Edd
Eddie
Edmund
Edward
Edwin
Eilidh
Elaine
Eleanor
Elena
Eleni
Elinor
Eliot
Elisabeth
Elise
Elisha
Elizabeth
Ella
Ellen
Ellie
Elliot
Elliott
Ellis
Eloise
Emilie
Emily
Emma
Emma-Louise
Emmanuel
Emmett
Eric
Erica
Erin
Ernest
Esme
Esther
Ethan
Euan
Eugene
Eva
Evan
Eve
Evelyn
Ewa
Ewan
Ewelina
Fabian
Faisal
Faith
Farah
Farhana
Farzana
Fay
Faye
Felicity
Felix
Fern
Ffion
Finn
Fiona
Florence
Fozia
Frances
Francesca
Francesco
Francis
Frank
Frankie
Fraser
Frazer
Fred
Freddie
Freya
Gabriel
Gabriella
Gabrielle
Gail
Gareth
Garry
Garth
Gary
Gavin
Gemma
Genevieve
Geoff
Geoffrey
George
Georgia
Georgie
Georgina
Geraint
Gerald
Geraldine
Gerald
Giles
Gillian
Gina
Glen
Glyn
Grace
Graeme
Graham
Grant
Greg
Gregg
Gregor
Gregory
Greig
Grzegorz
Gurpreet
Guy
Haley
Hamish
Hamza
Hanna
Hannah
Hardeep
Harley
Harold
Haroon
Harpreet
Harriet
Harrison
Harry
Harvey
Hasan
Hayden
Haydn
Hayleigh
Hayley
Hazel
Heather
Heidi
Helen
Helena
Henry
Hollie
Holly
Hope
Howard
Hugh
Hugo
Huw
Iain
Ian
Ieuan
Imogen
Imran
India
Iona
Iram
Isaac
Isabel
Isabella
Isabelle
Isobel
Ivan
Iwona
Izabela
Jack
Jackie
Jackson
Jacob
Jacqueline
Jade
Jaime
Jak
Jake
Jakub
Jamal
James
Jamie
Jamie-Lee
Jan
Jane
Janet
Janice
Janine
Jared
Jarrod
Jasmin
Jasmine
Jason
Jasper
Jay
Jayde
Jayne
Jayson
Jean
Jeanette
Jed
Jeff
Jeffrey
Jemima
Jemma
Jen
Jenna
Jennifer
Jenny
Jeremy
Jermaine
Jerome
Jerry
Jess
Jesse
Jessica
Jessie
Jethro
Jill
Jillian
Jim
Jimmy
Jing
Jo
Joan
Joanna
Joanne
Joao
Jodi
Jodie
Jody
Joel
Joey
Johanna
John
Johnathan
Johnathon
Johnny
John-Paul
Jolene
Jon
Jonathan
Jonathon
Jonny
Jordan
Jordon
Jose
Josef
Joseph
Josephine
Josh
Joshua
Josiah
Josie
Joss
Joy
Judith
Julia
Julian
Julie
Juliet
Junior
Justin
Justine
Justyna
Kai
Kaine
Kallum
Kamil
Kamilla
Kamran
Kane
Kara
Karen
Karina
Karl
Karla
Karolina
Karthik
Katarzyna
Kate
Katharine
Katherine
Kathleen
Kathrine
Kathryn
Katie
Katrina
Katy
Kay
Kaye
Kaylee
Kayleigh
Kayley
Kaylie
Keeley
Keir
Keira
Kelran
Kelron
Keith
Kellie
Kelly
Kelly-Marie
Kelsey
Kelvin
Ken
Kenneth
Kenny
Keri
Kerri
Kerrie
Kerry
Kevin
Khalid
Kiel
Kieran
Kieren
Kieron
Kim
Kimberley
Kimberly
Kingsley
Kira
Kiran
Kirk
Kirsten
Kirstie
Kirsty
Kris
Kristian
Kristie
Kristina
Kristofer
Kristy
Krystal
Krzysztof
Kurt
Kurtis
Kye
Kyle
Kylie
Kyran
Lacey
Lana
Lance
Lara
Larissa
Laura
Lauren
Laurence
Laurie
Lawrence
Layla
Leah
Leanna
Leanne
Lee
Leeanne
Leigh
Leighton
Leila
Leo
Leon
Leona
Leonard
Leonie
Lesley
Leslie
Levi
Lewis
Liam
Lianne
Lily
Linda
Lindsay
Lindsey
Linsey
Linzi
Lisa
Lisa-Marie
Liz
Lloyd
Logan
Lois
Loren
Lori
Lorna
Lorraine
Louie
Louis
Louisa
Louise
Lowri
Luca
Lucas
Lucie
Lucinda
Lucy
Luis
Lukasz
Luke
Lydia
Lyle
Lynda
Lyndon
Lyndsay
Lyndsey
Lynn
Lynne
Lynsey
Maciej
Madeleine
Madeline
Maeve
Magdalena
Maisie
Malcolm
Malgorzata
Mandeep
Mandy
Marc
Marcin
Marco
Marcus
Marek
Margaret
Marianne
Marie
Marius
Mariusz
Mark
Marlon
Marta
Martha
Martin
Martina
Martyn
Marvin
Mary
Mason
Mateusz
Mathew
Matt
Matthew
Maureen
Maurice
Maximilian
Maxine
Maxwell
Meera
Megan
Meghan
Mehmet
Melanie
Melissa
Melvin
Mhari
Mia
Michael
Michaela
Michal
Michelle
Mike
Miles
Millie
Milo
Miranda
Miriam
Mis
Mitchel
Mitchell
Mollie
Molly
Monica
Monique
Morgan
Murray
Mustafa
Myles
Nadeem
Nadia
Nadine
Nancy
Naomi
Natalia
Natalie
Natasha
Nathalie
Nathan
Nathanael
Nathaniel
Naveed
Nazia
Neal
Neha
Neil
Neill
Neville
Nia
Niall
Niamh
Nichola
Nicholas
Nick
Nicky
Nico
Nicola
Nicolas
Nicole
Nicolle
Nigel
Nikhil
Nikita
Nikki
Nikolas
Nina
Nisha
Noah
Noel
Norman
Olga
Oliver
Olivia
Ollie
Oscar
Owain
Owen
Paige
Pamela
Paris
Patricia
Patrick
Patrycja
Patryk
Paul
Pauline
Panuel
Pedro
Penelope
Penny
Perry
Pete
Peter
Phil
Philip
Philippa
Phillip
Phillipa
Phoebe
Piers
Piotr
Polly
Pooja
Poonam
Poppy
Priya
Priyanka
Prezemyslaw
Rachael
Racheal
Rachel
Rachelle
Rafal
Rahul
Rakesh
Ralph
Ravi
Ravinder
Ray
Raymond
Rebecca
Rebekah
Reece
Reena
Reiss
Reuban
Rhea
Rhian
Rhianna
Rhiannon
Rhodri
Rhys
Ria
Ricardo
Richard
Richie
Rick
Rickie
Ricky
Rikki
Rishi
Ritchie
Rizwan
Rob
Robbie
Robert
Robin
Robyn
Rochelle
Rodney
Roger
Roisin
Roland
Ronald
Ronan
Ronnie
Rory
Rosalind
Rosanna
Rose
Roseanna
Roseanne
Rosemary
Rosie
Ross
Rowan
Rowena
Roxanne
Roy
Ruby
Rui
Rupert
Russ
Ruth
Ryan
Sabrina
Sacha
Sadia
Sadie
Saffron
Saina
Saira
Sally
Salma
Sam
Samantha
Samina
Samir
Samira
Samual
Samuel
Sana
Sandeep
Sandra
Sanjay
Sara
Sarah
Sarah-Jane
Sarah-Louise
Sasha
Saul
Scarlett
Scot
Scott
Sean
Seb
Sebastian
Selina
Serena
Seth
Shabana
Shahid
Shane
Shanice
Shannen
Shannon
Sharna
Sharon
Shaun
Shauna
Shawn
Shayne
Shazia
Sheila
Shelby
Sheldon
Shelley
Shelly
Sheree
Sheridan
Sheryl
Shirley
Shona
Sian
Sidra
Simeon
Simona
Simone
Sinead
Siobhan
Sion
Sobia
Sonia
Sonny
Sophia
Sophie
Spencer
Stacey
Stacie
Stacy
Stanley
Stefan
Stefanie
Steffan
Stella
Steph
Stephan
Stephanie
Stephen
Steve
Steven
Stevie
Stewart
Stuart
Sunil
Susan
Susanna
Susannah
Suzanna
Suzannah
Suzanne
Syed
Syeda
Sylvia
Sylwia
Tabitha
Tamara
Tammy
Tamsin
Tania
Tanya
Tara
Tariq
Tasha
Taylor
Terence
Teresa
Teri
Terrence
Terri
Terry
Tessa
Theo
Theodore
Theresa
Thi
Thomas
Thuy
Tia
Tiffany
Tim
Timothy
Tina
Tobias
Toby
Todd
Tom
Tomas
Tomasz
Tommy
Tomos
Toni
Tony
Tracey
Tracy
Travis
Trevor
Tristan
Troy
Tyler
Tyron
Tyrone
Umar
Uzma
Valerie
Vanessa
Verity
Veronica
Vicki
Vicky
Victor
Victoria
Vijay
Vincent
Vishal
Wade
Wai
Walter
Waqas
Warren
Wasim
Wayne
Wei
Wendy
Wesley
Westley
Will
William
Wojciech
Yan
Yang
Yasmin
Ying
Yu
Yusef
Yvette
Yvonne
Zac
Zach
Zachary
Zack
Zahra
Zainab
Zak
Zara
Zoe
Zoey


Holy cow. Let's talk. This is a lot of names, I'm not surprised if you didn't read through the whole entire list.

First, I have a question. Why are there so many more names sold in store in the UK than in the US? It seems strange that there is such a large gap between the numbers.

As far as the names the two lists have in common, they seem to be pretty ubiquitous names that were popular in the 70s/80s/90s. An Olivia could be from the US or UK, as could a Will, Ben, or Caroline.

Some things I noticed from this list in particular:
1. Multiple Spellings. How many variations of Aaron do we need? (Seven, apparently).
2. Nicknames. The only one that really stood out to me on the US list was Linds, but this one has all kinds of nicknames- Steph, Nicky, Sonny, Rosie, etc.
3. Double-Barrels. You won't find Emma-Louise and Sarah-Jane on the American version. That's about as British as you can get.
4. Cultural Names. There were lots of Latin names on the US version, but this one has Indian, Irish, and Polish names on it as well.





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