What It’s Like to Be Named Casey Anthony

No one knows where Casey Anthony is right now (beyond “out of jail”). One thing we do know, though, is that the petite, 25-year-old white woman hasn’t morphed into a heavyset, 43-year-old African-American man.

But that fact hasn’t stopped hundreds of Facebook users from harassing a heavyset, 43-year-old African-American man named Casey Anthony with messages and phone calls (his phone number was in his profile). Mr. Anthony even received a death threat.

Contrast this with the case of Kelly Hildebrandt and Kelly Hildebrandt, the couple that met after girl-Kelly searched on Facebook for people who shared her full name. They later married.

Having the same exact name as someone else — sometimes it gets you death threats, other times it gets you a soul mate. The benefits/drawbacks really run the gamut, don’t they?

Sources: Darby Man Named ‘Casey Anthony’ Harassed, via Angela (thank you!), and Their love has the same name: Kelly Hildebrandt, girl, to marry Kelly Hildebrandt, guy


5 thoughts on “What It’s Like to Be Named Casey Anthony

  1. People are just dumb. How can you confuse a young white woman with a middle-aged black man? Loads of people share the same name, that’s not excuse, especially when the female Casey has been all over the news…

    I just read the article, and apparently the male Casey Anthony has 2 sons with the same name. That is just insane!

  2. I saw an article about a similar situation recently where loads of teenage girls were writing to a middle aged farmer in Middle America called Justin Bieber! He added his middle name to his facebook profile (which already had his obviously-not-the-singer photo), but it still didn’t stop the determined girls!

  3. I used to work for a credit union. We had a father and son with the same names (jr and sr). They had birthdays in the same month. The son had all sorts of credit nightmares because his father had filed for bankruptcy.

    So, if you have a common or infamous name, please track your credit reports diligently!

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