Making Martínez a Chart Topper


Little did people notice a recent New York Times story showing that 2 Hispanic surnames are now, and for the first time, among the top 10 most common names in the nation:

Smith remains the most common surname in the United States, according to a new analysis released yesterday by the Census Bureau. But for the first time, two Hispanic surnames — Garcia and Rodriguez — are among the top 10 most common in the nation…

I’m certainly happy for the Garcías and Rodriguezes, but I tell you, I couldn’t be more thrilled myself: according to the very same data, Martínez “nearly edged out Wilson for 10th place!”

Man, this is some challenge! so starting today I am launching my own campaign aimed at making us, Martínez, to the Top 5 beating if not the Garcías or the Rodríguez, at least the Smiths, Andersons and Taylors. As we say in my country, ¡Sí se puede, sí se puede!

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2 Responses to Making Martínez a Chart Topper

  1. Andee says:

    I can’t help wondering why an old man wants three little kids around. I am suspicous of that.

  2. I’m a Martinez! I’m behind you 100%. I’m still trying to get mi esposo to take my name too! Ah, he’s from the midwest, puro gringo, so that will never happen. That’s ok, I still love him.

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