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New York Daily News: Some say married couples grow more alike over the years. But a recently engaged pair is already perfectly in sync in one unusual respect -- they have exactly the same name.

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Kelly Hildebrandt, female, age 20, went searching last February for people who shared her name on Facebook.

She found Kelly Hildebrandt, male, of Lubbock, Texas, with a sexy shirtless photo as an added bonus.

The female Kelly sent her male counterpart a brief message.

"I just told him that I saw that we had the same name and I thought it was kind of cool, and that I just wanted to say Hi. It was a sentence, the whole thing was only one sentence," she told the "Today" show on Sunday.

"I thought she was pretty cute," the male Kelly said of his reaction. And he was pleasantly surprised, because he'd once tried the same thing only to come up empty-handed.

"I was like hey, there's another Kelly Hildebrandt in the world. Cause I had actually done a search on Facebook a couple years ago, and she didn't show up, so it kind of surprised me to see her on there."

The pair of Kellys corresponded online for several weeks before the male Kelly made the bold move to fly to Florida to meet his namesake in person.

The female Kelly's mom came with her daughter to pick guy Kelly up at the airport as a precaution, after so many stories of love born on the Internet going terribly wrong in person.

But both families soon came to regard the match as perfect in much more than name alone.

Within months of their first contact, the male Kelly asked the financial firm he works for to transfer him to Florida, where girl Kelly was finishing college.

In October, eight months after they met online, the two got engaged.

It's not always easy for the couple, they told the "Today" show; having the same name does create some confusion in the mail box, for starters.

Then there was the time male Kelly tried to book a cruise for the two of them through his company.

They nearly ended up with just one ticket after the people handling the reservations assumed it was a typo when there were two bookings under the exact same name.

The female Kelly goes by "Kelly girl," around the house, and her groom-to-be is known as "Kelly boy" or simply Kelly.

But the happy couple knows where to draw the line. When it comes time to have kids, they told "Today," there'll be no new Kellys in the family.

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2 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous July 20, 2009, 6:57 PM

this is awsome but did they wonder if there were any relations between them at all..just curious….but best of luck to them!..cute couple

Heather July 20, 2009, 10:37 PM

I read in another article that they went back through their geneology for the past 250 years and did not find any relatives.

They look a lot alike to me, so I wondered as well!!


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