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Kyles fall short in attempt to set Guinness World Record for largest same-name gathering

May 23, 2024

Not enough Kyles came through on Saturday, May 18, to set a world record in a Central Texas town competing for the largest same-name gathering, reports The Dallas Morning News.

The City of Kyle—about 20 miles south of Austin—had asked for people with the same first name to show up in its latest bid to set a Guinness World Record. But the Kyles fell short by more than 1,600.

The city counted 706 Kyles—less than half of last year’s turnout—in its fifth attempt, city spokesperson Alison Kelly said.

Last year, nearly 1,500 Kyles from across the country descended on the town—its largest gathering of people named Kyle thus far. The record for a same-name gathering actually belongs to the town of Kupres, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a gathering of 2,325 people named Ivan in 2017.

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