do you know other people who share your name? i always figured my name was so weird that i could be secure in the knowledge that nobody else would've taken it. like other norwegian laborers, my ancestors adopted the name of the farm that employed them -- in this case, the uggen farm. today, uggen is a norwegian euphemism for hangover (e.g., "i woke up feeling a little uggen this morning"). really -- just ask around on your next trip to oslo.
well, now google news is running stories about another dr. christopher uggen:
Google News Alert for: Uggen
New area surgeon saw athletic pressures up close Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com - Kalamazoo,MI,USABY LINDA S. MAH KALAMAZOO -- Dr. Christopher Uggen is bringing an extreme understanding of sports medicine to the Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic. ...See all stories on this topic
Shoulders are his specialty Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com - Kalamazoo,MI,USABY LINDA S. MAH KALAMAZOO -- Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Uggen repairs elbows, knees and ankles, but he takes particular interest in doing ...See all stories on this topic
and there are at least two more of us out there as well. chris uggen of new orleans (be)friended me on facebook and christopher uggen of kalamazoo connected with us as well. i think we're all a little disappointed that we're no longer unique but a little happy that we're no longer alone.
Chris is now friends with Christopher Uggen and Chris Uggen.