I work in a industry where I often have to do a search for someone by their last name. There was a time when names like Smith and Jones were quite popular. That is still true but here in California there are some other last names that are now becoming more common. I just did a search for someone with the last name of Patel, hoo boy where there a lot of people with that name. Also Nguyen has become a very common name around here. There are also an awful lot of people with the last name of Lee. Not sure if that is recent or has been going on for a long time. I have no doubt this is a reflection of the ever changing demographics in our country. Two hundred years ago you probably would not have found too many people named Murphy but it wasn't long until there were a whole lot of people named Murphy in U.S. Are there other names that are becoming more commonplace where you live?