Kelly Hildebrandt To Marry Kelly Hildebrandt Thanks To Facebook
Updated : Jul 22, 2009
A couple with identical names are to get married after finding each other on Facebook.
Kelly Hildebrandt, 20, a student from Miami, entered her own name on the social network website when she was bored one evening.
It provided only one match - Kelly Hildebrandt, 24, from Lubbock, Texas, reports the Daily Telegraph.
She sent him a message which he recalls as saying: "Hi. We had the same name. Thought it was cool" and they became friends.
Despite Mr Hildebrandt's concern that they might be related, the pair were soon talking to each other every day and he "fell head over heels" after visiting her in Florida.
Mr Hildebrandt, who works in financial services, sealed their fate by hiding a diamond engagement ring in a treasure box on a beach.
The couple plan to get married in south Florida in October.
"I totally think that it's all God's timing. He planned it out just perfect," said Miss Hildebrandt.
Her fiancé said he thought their first online encounter was "fun" but added: "I had no idea that it would lead to this."
The couple said there are no plans to allow the confusion to expand into a future generation: "No, we're definitely not going to name our kids Kelly," said Miss Hildebrandt.
VeryHappyPig is going to look for other Curley Arnolds on Facebook, you never know VHP might find the one!