February 2nd, 2004

harry potter

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I was just musing, as I walked along the corridor down to reception, that books I read appear to have an unrepresentatively high rate of uncommon names; even among groups of people who're supposed to be 'normal' people (rather than Wizards, or Cats, or whatever).

Uncommon names appear in fiction:

Unreasonably often
22(78.6%)
About as often as you'd expect
5(17.9%)
Less frequently than you'd think
1(3.6%)
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