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    Some amusing examples of nominative determinism - the idea that people tend to gravitate to a particular occupation due to their name. I think the best example is the Urologists named Splatt and Weedon!

    12 Curious Cases of Nominative Determinism - Oddee

    BBC News - Today - When the name fits the job

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    Indian politician named Mahatma Coat
    We may be lost, but we're making good time.
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    In my village there is a opto guy making glasses,R Glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    DR Ben Dover & DR P Nuss.
    Similar theme. Those very close friends John Fitzpatrick and Patrick Fitzjohn.

    I know, it made me yawn as I typed that!!
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    Bart Simpson called his dad Homo Simpson just to annoy him.
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    Several years ago an entry was made into the 'Deaths' section of what I believe was the Times, as a Hugh G. Rection was sadly no more
    Last edited by sparrks; 11-08-2018 at 15:10. Reason: Capitalised a few words
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    And I detest going to the dentist!

    I used to ski with a dentist called Mr Payne
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    Can't really explain why I find this an amusing name; Hugh Jarse.
    Back to Beano days I guess.
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    There was one i remember reading about called Walter Windybottom,bet he was a class room joke at school.
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    Hoof Hearted, winner of the 1929 Derby.

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