19 July 2018, 13:07
“Not being funny but why do Love Island keep putting in folk with the same names?”
If you’ve been watching Love Island this season, you’ll know that the picturesque Spanish villa has had its fair share of dramatic moments, tears and a whole lot of people with the same first name.
Love Island fans are swimming in a sea of people named Jack, Laura, Alex, Sam, Ellie and Josh and it’s all starting to feel like an elaborate prank by the producers.
So now new Jack has dumped Laura and tomorrow gets off with new surfer Laura, whilst Alex gives Alex the cold shoulder to look at new Laura, Georgia messes with Sam whilst flirting with new Josh ūüĎÄ why do they all have the same names ūüė© #loveisland
‚ÄĒ Faye Victoria ūüôčūüŹľ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ (@faye_bubbalay) July 17, 2018
No being funny but why do #LoveIsland keep putting in folk with the same names, we already had jack and new jack, alex and alexandre, Charlie and charli… now they are putting in another Josh and another Laura. ūü§Į
‚ÄĒ K R I S M U R D Y (@DJKrisMurdy) July 15, 2018
Viewers are having to come up with different ways to tell everyone apart. Eg. “Jack” and “Oluwajack” to distinguish between Jack Fincham and Jack Fowler (their initials are even the same. I just…can’t. I need rest.)
So love island has old Jack, new Jack, old Laura, new Laura, old Josh and new Josh…. like 20,000 applicants and they choose the ones with the same names pic.twitter.com/jMtqRImu0c
‚ÄĒ bethan-amelia‚ú® (@bethanmcv) July 17, 2018
Why do they all have the same names.!!!!!!! There are like 12 people – could you not find 12 people with different names!!! #LoveIsland
‚ÄĒ Rebecca Boyle (@RebexB09) July 17, 2018
love island is never going to end this year. they‚Äôre just going to keep sending in people who all look alike with the same names https://t.co/1R501lCKmA
‚ÄĒ lucy (@grimxz) July 16, 2018
If we said the Islanders had an average age of 24, for arguments sake, that would put their birth year at around 1994. In 1994, these were the top 10 names for boys and girls born in England and Wales according to babymed’s analysis of public records.
Jack, Laura, and Josh are genuinely very popular names for people born around 1994.
Of course, that bit of logic doesn’t eliminate the possibility that the producers are currently sitting in a dark room laughing maniacally to themselves as they introduce a 7th Alex into the villa.
The people are tired!
Anyway, catch us watching Love Island every night as the house eventually becomes 6 Lauras vs 6 Jacks.