Kmstehl, unwanted calls are never a fun thing to have to deal with. While two people cannot have the same phone number, you do have options to block calls. This link goes over the options further: https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/block-numbers/
I have this same problem. I receive an average of 10 texts a day to a guy named Michael and an average of 3-5 calls for Michael. This has been happening for about two years. I've blocked hundreds of numbers. Is there any way to stop this?
I'm alarmed to hear that you have experienced this issue for so long! We know how frustrating it can be to receive unwanted calls and texts. You can use the Call Filter app to help identify and prevent spam calls and texts. https://www.verizon.com/solutions-and-services/call-filter/
If you continue to have trouble even after using Call Filter, you can also change your number free of charge on My Verizon. https://m.vzw.com/m/changemobilenumber