January 21, 2009 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #828957namelessMember
What about uncomon names?
Interestingly enough, I know a family named Ungarisher of Polish descent.
And the name POLLAK happens to be common amongst Hungarians, funny isnt it?January 21, 2009 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #828958havesomeseichelMember
I think we are all pretty wrong.. the most common two last names are: MD and ESQ….January 21, 2009 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #828959
havesomeseichel: those are trademarks of mdlevine and cantoresq, respectively.January 21, 2009 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #828960charlie brownMember
a bit late, but I second your nomination of jphone’s post to the hall of fame.January 22, 2009 1:52 am at 1:52 am #828961havesomeseichelMember
Joseph- my point exactly! If there are two who admit it, then I bet we can find people who do not use it as their sn… But really, Jews are big in the doctor/lawyer professions…..January 22, 2009 3:22 am at 3:22 am #828962squeakParticipant
great! I’ll do the copy/paste labor in the morgen.January 22, 2009 3:30 am at 3:30 am #828963mdlevineMember
the “md” in mdlevine has nothing to do with the medical professionJanuary 22, 2009 3:32 am at 3:32 am #828964CuriousMember
Forget abou MD or ESQ, how about SLP?
(Isn’t that the speech therapy initals?) Also, add the special ed initials…January 22, 2009 4:14 am at 4:14 am #828965asdfghjklParticipant
mdlevine: i was actually going to say that for ya, since you have not been around lately!!! good to see ya mdlevine!!!!January 22, 2009 4:50 am at 4:50 am #828966coke not pepsiMember
there was a joke(ok not really a joke) that i read…i 4got it but its s/t like -almost all frum last names end with either man,berg,stein,owitz,sky…..i 4got the rest but it was cute when i heard it i just messed it up along the wayFebruary 2, 2009 4:45 am at 4:45 am #828972
Solomon is a fairly common last name.February 2, 2009 4:48 am at 4:48 am #828973
I think Moderator is a very common last name around here.February 2, 2009 4:51 am at 4:51 am #828974
Is it a last name, or just the prefix of the last name?February 2, 2009 4:55 am at 4:55 am #828975
That is asking too much personal info.
Against the rules, sorry.February 2, 2009 4:56 am at 4:56 am #828976
Looking through my cell phone contact list I think Friedman is the most common last name. I have a lot of those in my phone book, some with the same first name so I have to add their location, age, or some other identifying thing to the name to differentiate.February 2, 2009 4:57 am at 4:57 am #828977
I think the most common last name in my phone book used to be “Cell”.February 2, 2009 4:57 am at 4:57 am #828978
oh you know both dovid friedmans too? what a small world!
😉February 2, 2009 4:58 am at 4:58 am #828979asdfghjklParticipant
mod42: seriously cell????February 2, 2009 5:00 am at 5:00 am #828980
Yep, and their brothers’ Moishe Friedman. (is that you?)February 2, 2009 5:03 am at 5:03 am #828982
hey how did you know??February 2, 2009 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #828986KeepinEntertainedMember
syrian, hakablan isnt far from katzenelbogen… at one point they cut in to each other…trust me i kno my walk around katzenelbogen to hakablan to agasi very well!February 2, 2009 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #828987Itzik_sMember
I hope neither of those Moishe Friedmans resides in Vienna and has the (very inappropriate) second name of Aryeh because said gentleman is in cherem!!
We frum Yidden seem to be so apt at choosing the same first names, regardless of our particular community and the reason for those names, that all of my phone book entries are last name first as with two exceptions I have more than 2 people with each first name represented in my book (and I keep my phone book clean and small). Not all of the duplicate names are the typical ones associated with any particular community.February 2, 2009 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #828988
well i don’t reside in vienna, so that’s one downFebruary 2, 2009 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #828989NobodyMember
The most common forenames I know of are Hey! and Howyadoin?November 21, 2011 6:31 am at 6:31 am #828990ronrsrMember
sung to the tune of “76 Trombones” from The Music Man by Meredith Wilson. Lyrics parodized by Allan Sherman:
“Seventy-six Sol Cohens in the country club,
And a hundred and ten nice men named Levine!
And there’s more than a thousand Finks
Who parade around the links-
It’s a sight that really must be seen…”November 21, 2011 6:42 am at 6:42 am #828991ronrsrMember
also from Allan Sherman, from the song, “Shake Hands with Your Uncle Max, My Boy,” the list of all the friends and relatives on Ocean Parkway:
Merowitz, Berowitz, Handelman, Schandelman
Sperber and Gerber and Steiner and Stone
Boskowitz, Lubowitz, Aaronson, Baronson,
Kleinman and Feinman and Freidman and Cohen.”
“Smallowitz, Wallowitz, Tidelbaum, Mandelbaum
Levin, Levinsky, Levine and Levi
Brumburger, Schlumburger, Minkus and Pinkus
And Stein with an “e-i” and Styne with a “y” “November 21, 2011 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #828992mik5Participant
MillerNovember 21, 2011 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #828993Shticky GuyParticipant
The most common forenames I know of are Hey! and Howyadoin?
Well around here the most common forenames I know of is, of course, Joseph.November 21, 2011 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #828994taking a breakMember
ronrsr, those are brilliant!!
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