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Shared First Names #1

We give you the last names of 3 famous people. Guess the first name they share.
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedSeptember 29, 2010
Times taken72,124
Rating4.07
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Last Names
First Name
Washington, Bush, Clooney
George
Brown, Rather, Marino
Dan
Palin, McLachlan, Silverman
Sarah
Sampras, Townshend, Best
Pete
Phelps, Jordan, Jackson
Michael
Hurley, Taylor, Banks
Elizabeth
Bradbury, Charles, Kroc
Ray
Kudrow, Bonet, Loeb
Lisa
Spielberg, Seagal, Tyler
Steven
Black, Johnson, Nicholson
Jack
Dickinson, Bronte, Post
Emily
Buchanan, Sajak, Benatar
Pat
Evert, Tucker, Rock
Chris
Dylan, Barker, Vila
Bob
Petty, Brady, Hanks
Tom
Last Names
First Name
Hamilton, Tripp, McCartney
Linda
Lewis, Sagan, Jung
Carl
Cho, Mead, Sanger
Margaret
Kwan, Obama, Pfeiffer
Michelle
Maddow, Weisz, McAdams
Rachel
Biel, Simpson, Alba
Jessica
Cooke, Houston, Walton
Sam
Lopez, Hudson, Garner
Jennifer
Bateman, Alexander, Giambi
Jason
Gates, Bradley, Nye
Bill
Reagan, Grace, Sinatra
Nancy
Cheadle, Knotts, Rickles
Don
Tebow, McGraw, Burton
Tim
Cronkite, Matthau, Payton
Walter
Quaid, Moss, Jackson
Randy
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level 40
Mar 29, 2013
Found this one incredibly easy for some reason.
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level 77
Mar 30, 2013
it's a pretty easy quiz. Most of the people on here are so well-known that you could guess them even with a single clue, but they provide two more just in case you don't get the first one.
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level 76
Sep 16, 2015
It was pretty easy for me, too, but there was usually at least one name in each group with which I was not familiar, so as you said it might be fun to try a similar quiz using fewer clues for each name. A single name would open too many possibilities for many of these.
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level 67
Jun 26, 2017
mostly pretty easy, but cho, mead, sanger got me... I vaguely recognize the names after seeing them but I wasn't gonna get that one.
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level 63
Jun 15, 2019
I think there were some nice red herrings, with sinatra alone everybody would guess frank, with obama everyone would say barrack (but yea immediately after michelle, since it is an unusual/uncommon last name)

brown would gives james, banks tyra, mcartney paul, houston whitney, jackson michael. Etc

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level 51
Mar 29, 2013
100% fun quiz
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level 19
Mar 29, 2013
Never heard of most of those people.
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level 34
Mar 30, 2013
I hate that for "Kwan, Obama, Pfeiffer" my first guess was Barack.
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level 77
Mar 31, 2013
The only other Baracks I know of are Barack A from Mortal Kombat 2 and Barack Obama's father.
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level 22
Apr 10, 2013
Same, and I tried barack with about 10 spellings before giving up too :)
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level 85
Jul 28, 2013
After Kwan, my first guess was Cookie.
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level 80
Sep 16, 2015
Well, she IS #1 on the west side! ;)
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level 67
Jun 26, 2017
Stay off the west side!
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level 74
Oct 2, 2013
Ha! Same here. I was so preoccupied with how stupid I was for trying that answer that I struggled with the rest.
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level 72
Aug 22, 2014
My second guess was Barry, before third time lucky
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level 72
Jul 28, 2017
I tried Michael again.
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level 43
Sep 16, 2013
100% with 2:07 remaining.
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level 47
Dec 18, 2013
I got only 14/30. This was way too much made for Americans. Example Dickinson should be Bruce, Hamilton should be Lewis, Loeb should be Sebastian etc. Almost 90% of names were "never heard" even when I saw the answers. Idea is still very good!
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level 80
May 14, 2014
Bruce Dickinson - he puts his pants on one leg at a time. Then he makes gold records.
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level 45
Jun 1, 2015
It was not too American at all. In most groupings there was at least one non-American and in any case at least one in each group was famous enough to make a decent guess. I'm British, by the way.
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level 46
Aug 1, 2014
Pat Benatar, not "Benetar"
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level ∞
Jul 9, 2015
Fixed
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level 32
Aug 6, 2014
Hard quiz , 5/30 :(
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level 71
Aug 22, 2015
Initially thought you had misspelled Nighy for the "Bill" clue - Bill Nighy is probably more recognised internationally
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level 76
Jan 13, 2017
Just saw the Worricker trilogy. He's great.
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level 43
Sep 4, 2015
Fun quiz. Thanks!
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level 77
Sep 16, 2015
very easy 100% with 2:53 leftover. I would advise knocking it down to a pair of names to make it a bit more difficult. enjoyed it nevertheless
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level 58
Sep 16, 2015
When I read Black, Johnson.. I immediately typed Don. But there is no Don Nicholson.
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level 59
Sep 16, 2015
Thought of Kate Moss, Kate Jackson, and Kate Quaid. There is a Kate Quaid, but I guess she is not very important.
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level 22
Sep 19, 2015
*tebows*
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level 56
Nov 21, 2015
"Tebow, McGraw, Burton" - couldn't get past Ali McGraw and then had Ali Burton as a mental block. That's one for all you oil company hounds out there.
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level 43
Jan 30, 2016
A very good quiz. Well done!
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level 67
Jul 22, 2016
Never heard of any of the Jason, Sam or Margaret's.
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level 38
Nov 18, 2017
Excellent quiz. More please.
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level 66
Nov 7, 2018
I think Linda Tripp might have been the most esoteric inclusion.
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level 63
Jun 15, 2019
Love this type of quiz there is something there for everyone and nice red herrings :) well done
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level 36
Sep 3, 2019
ronald for reagan, alexander for hamilton, and barack for obama