I’ll Ghost Your Buster: Names Edition


How many people in the US share their names with proton-beam-shooting, jump-suit-wearing, ghost-busting heroes? Allow me to uncover the mystery. Out of respect, the originals will go first:

1984 [Places hand over heart]

Peter Venkman – 1 person has this name (in MI)

“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”

“This Mr. Stay Puft’s okay! He’s a sailor, he’s in New York; we get this guy laid, we won’t have any trouble!”*

Raymond Stantz – 1 person has this name (in PA)

“Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn’t have to produce anything! You’ve never been out of college! You don’t know what it’s like out there! I’ve *worked* in the private sector. They expect *results*.”

Egon Spengler – 0 people have this name

“There’s definitely a *very slim* chance we’ll survive.”

Winston Zeddmore – 0 people have this name

“Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a God, you say yes!”

Dana Barrett – 120 people have this name (with the most in GA and IN)

“You know, you don’t act like a scientist…You’re more like a game show host.”

Louis Tully – 12 people have this name (with the most in CA)

“Hey, this is real smoked salmon from Nova Scotia, Canada, $24.95 a pound! It only cost me $14.12 after tax, though.”

Janine Melnitz – 0 people have this name

“I’ve quit better jobs than this. Ghostbusters, whaddya want.”


2016 Giving it up for the ladies…

Erin Gilbert – 169 people have this name (with the most in CA)

“Proton guns are all well and good, but sometimes you need the Swiss Army.”

Abby Yates – 10 people have this name (with no more than 1 per each state its in)

“It’s always the sad, pale ones.”

Jill Holtzmann – 1 person has this name (in MO)

“Just try saying no to these salty parabolas!”

Patty Tolan – 14 people are named Patricia Tolan (with the most in NY and CA)

“I guess he’s going to Queens – he’s going to be the third scariest thing on that train.”

Kevin… Just Kevin – 1,107,355 people have this first name (with the most in NH)

“Clark Kent? Oh, because of the glasses and the handsomeness.”

Martin Heiss [respect] – 6 people have this name (with the most in MI)


*Peter Venkman gets two quotes because he’s the best. And I couldn’t choose (two was hard enough). And it’s my article so I can do whatever I want.

by Office Admin

One thought on “I’ll Ghost Your Buster: Names Edition

  1. Cindy says:

    Allow to uncover the mystery of people names in US who share their name with proton-beam-shooting, jump-suit-wearing, ghost-busting heroes. Is a good mystery idea to know…

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