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#1 2013-06-28 15:35:42

bey bey
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A female visitor! :)

I was just visited by a femme fatale - Carmen Laurence Alexander (or so). Even though she left immediately, I was intrigued to see TCD's male dominance crumble. Now if only she'd worn a dress instead of that unisex outfit...


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#2 2013-06-28 15:44:20

Ludicrosity
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Isn't Carmen a male name too?

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#3 2013-06-28 15:53:47

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Huh, learn something new everyday! In Germany, I only ever knew female Carmens but seems like the Americas work differently there.


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#4 2013-06-28 15:57:20

colorfusion
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Re: A female visitor! :)

I may be wrong but I think there's only male (or unisex) names in the list of possible names, as by default the player is the father and their partner is the mother.

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#5 2013-06-28 16:07:57

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Yeah - it was my cryptic way of trying to point out a glitch in the matrix, but turns out I was wrong. wink


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#6 2013-06-28 16:20:55

jasonrohrer
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Well, if the name occurs in there, it was on the official US Census for 1990 as a name reported by someone who also reported their gender as male.

http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/dat … files.html

Toward the end of the list are rarely-reported male names like PATRICIA, JEWEL, and ELISHA.

For those who are interested, the first names for the spouse, son, and daughter came from these Social Security files for the years 1963, 1985, and 1988, respectively:

http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/limits.html

Wheres the census list is for all people living in 1990, regardless of age, the Social Security lists are specific to birth year, so I could get much more specific with those.

And the names generated aren't just picked at random from the pool---the are picked according to the real-life probability distribution for the names.  So, for example, the name James is chosen for the player twice as often as the name Charles.

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#7 2013-06-28 16:36:31

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

I'd like to meet the male Patricia. I bet he has some interesting stories to tell of his school days. Before punching me in the face for laughing.

But honestly: The random name poetry is one of the great things of TCD. Not only is it sweet to see a TCD name for the first time since it's so rare, it also brings out sweet combinations. It's like finding meaning in randomised spam messages. Machine poetry. The future, probably.


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#8 2013-06-29 05:51:51

colorfusion
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Re: A female visitor! :)

I once had this person rob my house, shame he died.
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#9 2013-06-29 06:17:15

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Sweet!! I think I once had a John Jorge Johnson or something similar, but it's a while ago.


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(if he robbed houses and murdered families.)
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#10 2013-06-29 07:11:18

Ludicrosity
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Re: A female visitor! :)

If you play enough you just might end up with your real-life name! big_smile

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#11 2013-06-29 07:13:24

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Checked the list - my last name isn't in there. wink


In fact you can be batman.
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#12 2013-06-29 18:08:41

nathan
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Re: A female visitor! :)

bey bey wrote:

Sweet!! I think I once had a John Jorge Johnson or something similar, but it's a while ago.

My family members are currently Kenny, Karla, and Kayla.


"I just robbed Mr. Rogers." -Ludicrosity "The wood is my desk, and I'm knocking it with my head." -Blip
"I'd rather pack 25 meats than 1 crowbar if you know what I mean..." -Jabloko
"This is one of the most disturbed things I have seen in quite a while. I blame global warming." -bey bey
"that seems like more resources than I'm willing to put into having my kids killed." -cbenny

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#13 2013-06-29 18:53:51

jasonrohrer
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Re: A female visitor! :)

That's a keeper.  Better protect them!

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#14 2013-06-30 18:19:51

nathan
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Re: A female visitor! :)

jasonrohrer wrote:

That's a keeper.  Better protect them!

It's a bit too late for that. My wife died, and then I died.


"I just robbed Mr. Rogers." -Ludicrosity "The wood is my desk, and I'm knocking it with my head." -Blip
"I'd rather pack 25 meats than 1 crowbar if you know what I mean..." -Jabloko
"This is one of the most disturbed things I have seen in quite a while. I blame global warming." -bey bey
"that seems like more resources than I'm willing to put into having my kids killed." -cbenny

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#15 2013-07-01 02:59:44

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Shame!! Pretty gravestone though. As long as your name wasn't Dick Johnson Penister (it's possible....).


In fact you can be batman.
(if he robbed houses and murdered families.)
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#16 2013-07-01 06:15:26

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Just noticed in the stdout: My deceased family was actually called Amy, Adam and Ashley!!

o.O

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#17 2013-07-01 07:05:37

jasonrohrer
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Re: A female visitor! :)

PENISTER is not on the name list...

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#18 2013-07-01 07:16:07

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

It's in the census file!!


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(if he robbed houses and murdered families.)
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#19 2013-07-01 11:57:20

jasonrohrer
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Oh, you know, I trimmed that file a bit.

There were 87K last names there.  I cut it off at 10K to save space.  There are some pretty amazing ones down near the bottom of the list, for sure!

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#20 2013-07-01 12:12:48

bey bey
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Re: A female visitor! :)

Ah, now that you say it I remember! I just looked for my name because somebody mentioned the possibility, didn't find it at all and then started rummaging around that file a bit and something like that can't be forgotten. wink


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