I'm new, as well. I have the Crooke's in my family tree. They are listed as Crook and Crooke in the census. I also found some names in my watchlist that DO have name studies - Smith, for example ;) My dad's last name is Inglett - and I've always wondered about them. He's not genetically related to me, but Inglett is still a fascinating name - and I do have some of his relatives on my watch list.
I also have many German's in my family line. But, my DNA found some Jewish, so I want to see if some of those Germans that came to America in the Early 1900s were actually Jewish. But I'm adopted and know little about my father's family line (since my paternal grandfather was an orphan), so it could also be from his side.
So, I'll be looking at some of their names as well. I find developing the profiles is really the best way for me to get to "know" my ancestors and learn about who they were. I'm excited about this one. We could be "newbie buddies" :)
Even if you decide not to do this challenge this month, I do hope you find a lot of connections and learn something new about your people.