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Discussion » Questions » Names » The AnswerMug Challenge Series, Win Points For Your Name Edition:

The AnswerMug Challenge Series, Win Points For Your Name Edition:

How many letters in your (real) first name are there in common with your (real) surname?  Win points for the highest number, BUT, you have to follow the complicated rules below.


RULES
1.  This challenge is based on your current real and legal name. You are NOT being asked to post your real name, that information is private, we don't know your real name, so your honesty and integrity are key here.
 
2. If you have a middle name, nickname, pet name, stage name, pen name, alias, etc; they cannot be used as part of this challenge. Hyphenated names, either first or surname, can be used (Mary-Kate or Martinez-Gomez).

3. If you have ever legally changed your name, either first name or last name, you can only use one first name and one last name for this challenge.
For example, married women who took their husband's last name may choose between their maiden last names or married last names, but not both. Subsequently, with multiple name-changes based on several marriages, only one surname can be used here. People who legally changed their first names because of immigration or other reasons must also select one name, either the original or the new one, but not both. 

4. Letters that appear multiple times in one name each count separately, such as Sally Wellingham -- letter L = 4.

5.  The lowest possible score is zero (no letters in common), the next possible score is two (at least 2 letters in common).

6.  I think the rules are confusing enough: let's play. 


My score is 2.
~





Responses


  • 693
    2 for me as well, just the E and A.
      January 8, 2017 12:34 PM MST
    2

  • 8961
    That will be 4. :-)
      January 8, 2017 12:58 PM MST
    1

  • 1144
    3 - the L, the I and the N.
      January 8, 2017 12:54 PM MST
    2

  • 8961
    That will be 6. :-)
      January 8, 2017 12:57 PM MST
    2

  • 5430
    Yes. 
    ~
      January 8, 2017 1:18 PM MST
    0

  • 1144
    LOL ... have I mentioned that math is not my strong suit?  However, the original question was how many letters in my first name corresponded to my last name and THAT would be 3.
      January 8, 2017 1:34 PM MST
    3

  • 8961
    Math. Ugh.
      January 8, 2017 1:51 PM MST
    2

  • 1144
    I know.  If I didn't have a calculator, I don't know what I'd do!
      January 8, 2017 5:41 PM MST
    2

  • 584
    I'm going to request the UN's Names Commissioner to review this question to see if it discriminates against people with short names. It may be politically incorrect.

    I have only five letters in my first name and five in my last. How can I be expected to compete on level terms with somebody named Montgomery Featherstonehough? This is unfair! 

    With bad grace I will submit my modest two-pointer and would ask for the judges' dispensation in claiming another two because my given name also has duplicate letters, though they aren't in my surname. 

    So 2.
      January 8, 2017 1:09 PM MST
    4

  • 8961
    Definitely not PC!
      January 8, 2017 1:13 PM MST
    1

  • 5430
    (Be quiet, you. Grrrrrr.)
    ~
      January 8, 2017 1:21 PM MST
    1

  • 8961
    Whut? Won't be the first discriminatory question you ask. Hmm.
      January 8, 2017 1:25 PM MST
    1

  • 5430
    The UN Names Commision gave us the nod to publish the challenge, and as you can see, my own score is a scant 2 points. 
    By the way, good ol' Monty Featherstonehough has been exposed as a ringer: his real name is Ned Finn; he travels from one competition to another with fake names and counterfeit IDs to collect prize money. 
    ~ This post was edited by Randy D at January 8, 2017 4:15 PM MST
      January 8, 2017 1:28 PM MST
    2

  • 584
    What a bounder! Since you have the UN's approval I withdraw my objection. Fun question, Randy. 
      January 8, 2017 11:09 PM MST
    2

  • 8961
    Have you checked it's not another fake he fabricated? Won't be the first time. He keeps flashing his play toy police badge too. Lately he thinks I'm his fake ex wife here. Sighs.
      January 9, 2017 3:08 AM MST
    0

  • 16

    My first and last name each contain one e and one i. So I guess in your method of scoring, that would be a 4.

      January 8, 2017 2:33 PM MST
    1

  • 5430
    Yes, John, that is correct.
    ~
      January 8, 2017 4:29 PM MST
    0

  • 808
    Only one. Is there a booby prize?
      January 8, 2017 4:21 PM MST
    3

  • 8961
    It will be two the way Randy counts. :-)
      January 8, 2017 4:25 PM MST
    2

  • 808
    It's a very unique situation. :)

    Yes, Randy, I kno what I said. If Alex Trebek says it, it must be correct.
      January 8, 2017 4:28 PM MST
    3

  • 8961
    I know. I've been confused by this.
      January 8, 2017 4:31 PM MST
    2

  • 5430
    Someone please call the paramedics for me; my heart can't take much more of this abusive grammar. 
    ~
      January 8, 2017 4:34 PM MST
    2

  • 4752
    Is the semicolon really necessary?
      January 8, 2017 4:48 PM MST
    1

  • 5430
    Yes, because it introduces an independent clause within the same sentence.
    ~
      January 8, 2017 8:41 PM MST
    0

  • 4752
    :)
      January 8, 2017 8:45 PM MST
    1