Hello everyone, This is a totally non-Rails issue, but I bet a few of you have a simple solution you could share... In order to demonstrate scalability for a customer demo, I need to generate a few thousand "users", consisting of <Given name, Family name> pairs. I want this sample to have approximately the same number of "duplicates" as would happen in real life - there may be half a dozen "John Smith" users, for example - and a mix of names that would be typical of (say) a cosmopolitan Western city. Is there somewhere I can download a bunch of peoples' names? I thought of searching for e.g. a list of US Congress people, but that'll give me a few hundred names at most, and I'd like to be able to generate ~10 times that amount. There's also a predominance of elderly Caucasian males in that particular sample, and not a lot of e.g. Chinese women's names. Maybe it's because it's late at night here and my brain has frozen up, but I just can't think of where I'd find such a list. Help! Where can I find such a list? Thanks in advance Dave M.
on 2006-02-16 12:11
on 2006-02-16 14:54
David Mitchell wrote: > Is there somewhere I can download a bunch of peoples' names? I http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/names_files.html -- Kelly