Nominative Determinism

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One of the coppers wanting our assistance on Crimewatch the other night was DCI David Law.
 

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Just watched Meercat Manor on BBC 2 and the Animal Planet producer is Mark Wild :miaow:

Slightly off subject but several years ago my boss was called Jesse James, my bank manager was called Rod Stewart and my teacher was called Stephen King - I kid you not :shock:
 

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I once saw a psychiatrist whose name was pronounced Dr Lu-nay. :?
Luckily he saw the funny side and didn't just say hmm and make a note on my file when I started sniggering.
 

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CAL CRIM

There was a still-legendary Cincinnati police detective of the 1890s who boasted a monicker right out of mystery fiction:

CAL CRIM

Cal Crim, Inc., the firm of private detectives he formed upon retirement from the official force is still in existence.
 

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I know a guy whose surname is Work- I guess no matter what job he deos, his surname will be connected
 

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WHO agrees HIV circumcision plan

International experts have backed the use of male circumcision in the prevention of HIV.
The World Health Organization and UNAIDS said circumcision should be added to current interventions to reduce the spread of HIV.

Three African trials have shown that circumcision halved the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men.

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Kevin De Cock, director of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization said: "The recommendations represent a significant step forward in HIV prevention."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6502855.stm
 

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rynner said:
WHO agrees HIV circumcision plan

International experts have backed the use of male circumcision in the prevention of HIV.
The World Health Organization and UNAIDS said circumcision should be added to current interventions to reduce the spread of HIV.

Three African trials have shown that circumcision halved the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men.

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Kevin De Cock, director of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization said: "The recommendations represent a significant step forward in HIV prevention."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6502855.stm

Fell over myself laughing at this one this morning, when I caught it on Today on Radio4.

Filling in for the bits missed, I had him down as Helmut de Koch! :rofl:
 

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Not exactly on subject, but I used to work in a drawing office populated by:-
David Dredge
Fred Field
Malcolm Masters and
Richard Routledge.

My surname is Healing and, yes, I'm a designer(!)

I did want to call my daughter Faith, but the idea was vetoed by my wife.
 

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Not quite work connected, but I knew a Bowyer whose other half was called Fletcher.
 

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sonofajoiner said:
One of the coppers wanting our assistance on Crimewatch the other night was DCI David Law.
Did he have long arms, by any chance?
 

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Frobush said:
I was always lead to believe that my childhood doctor was a "Tony Chestnut" but I've since asked my mum about this (re: this thread) and she just giggled.
Did he share a practice with Tony Hancock? ;)
 

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Snæbjörnsdóttir's secret

A NUMBER of readers who are familiar with the Icelandic tongue have written in to comment on our item about Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson's art project on polar bears (17 February, p 48 ). What they all tell us is that Snæbjörnsdóttir is Icelandic for "snow bear's daughter". But is that her real name? Yes, she confirms in an email, it is - making this one of the more exotic examples of nominative determinism we have come across.

http://www.newscientist.com/backpage.ns ... 972.500_fb
 

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Our BBC local news programme spent all of last week focusing on transport and road congestion in the region (how riveting it was too) The correspondent that presented all the pieces was named Joel Mapp.
And tonight an unspecified representative from Bedfordshire police was on talking about the police officer that was stabbed in Luton. His name, rather worryingly, was Des Lawless.
 

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In yesterday's Canadian F1 Grand Prix, there was an American driver called Speed.

(However, he didn't manage to finish the race, so maybe it's a case of 'More haste, less speed'...)
 

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With the grass court tennis season upon us, I'd like to give a small mention to the world no.166, Miss Anna Smashnova.
 

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I don´t know if this counts as a job, but a woman in Marshall Town, Iowa was caught stealing toilet paper from the sheriff´s office and is facing jail time for it. Her name? Suzanne Marie Butts.
 

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Real names and jobs.

Private Parts: US Army 1970s
Buncha Love: New York Prostitute 1970s
Theresa Green: Aborist (tree doctor) 1970s (Trees are green)
Richard Little: Sex therapist 1970s (Richard = Dick)
Ivor Biggun: Rude singer / skank Musician recent (i have some of his albums)
Doc Cox: Rude singer / Musician / tv personality recent (i have some of his albums)
Carlton Parker: Parking attendant 1970s (Car Parker)
Blondie Mede: Musician (traditional drinking songs) (Blonde Meade is a honey ale)

and sorry about this one
Mustapha Wank: disgraced lay-about son of a Arab Sheik 1970s

There is a son of a manchester united football director with all the christian names of all the 1976 football squad (lol)

These are all I can remember from a book I've got called "What's in a Name" I can't remember who wrote it.
 

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thealien2000uk said:
Ivor Biggun: Rude singer / skank Musician recent (i have some of his albums)
Doc Cox: Rude singer / Musician / tv personality recent (i have some of his albums)
Richard Cox (nickname "Doc") and "Ivor Biggun" are the same person. Stage names and nicknames don't really count, otherwise we'd have to include Mr Methane :shock:
 

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I did a cycling proficency course with Mr Wheeler and Mr Pedlar! I also know a guy who runs a porn website who will only grudingly tell you his name and occupation as he is called James Cox.
 

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Old teachers from my secondary school:

Biology: Mr Lungley
Home Economics: Mrs Coffee
Librarian: Mrs Read.


Oh and im an ecologist called Poppy!
 

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I said:
With the grass court tennis season upon us, I'd like to give a small mention to the world no.166, Miss Anna Smashnova.
Oh well, my mention clearly did the poor girl no good. In pretty much the only match completed at Wimbledon today before the rain struck, Miss Smashnova managed to lose 6-0, 6-0 to the no.32 seed. It would seem that neither her smash nor much else was working today. Never mind, Anna - better luck next time. Meantime, I'll switch my allegiances to Shiesa Boundawinna of Indonesia...
 

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OK I have got a few funny ones here. I think I have already posted them on a thread on here, but here goes. First, in keeping with the thread topic, I knew a bloke who used to come and fix the photocopier at work and also sold us consumables for it. His name was Terry Toner.

We have a customer at work called Claire Muff and her partner is called Darren Divers.

We also have another customer called Richard Sole. Mr R. Sole.

And when I was at school we had a supply teacher called Mrs. Dickbash. She didn’t last long.
 

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I thought of the unfortunately named Cardinal Sin too--and to make it even worse, in Catholicism we have a history of dividing sins into lesser and greater: the lesser sins are "venial" sins and the more serious are, sadly, called Cardinal sins. Poor man!! :lol:

I once heard of a man whose surname was Lawyer. No, he didn't choose to go into law--he chose medicine as his profession instead, thus becoming "Dr. Lawyer". :p

In a nearby town there used to live a family with the regrettable name of (I kid you not) HINEY. Imagine if they had had a daughter named Frances; by the standards of the day she would undoubtedly have been known forever after as Fanny Hiney!!!

And I recall that a favorite doctor of King Henry VIII was named Dr. Butts. (How wonderful if he had lived in this day of specialized medicine and become a proctologist!!!)

And may we never forget--I may have mentioned this poor soul before--a young socialite here in the States, about a century ago, who was born into the wealthy HOGG family. Her parents, who should have been horse-whipped at least :twisted: --named the poor girl "Ima". Yep--"Hello, Mrs. Smith, may I introduce my daughter, Miss Ima Hogg." ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!

I just love this--which only goes to show that I surely must be related to the psychiatric researcher who rejoiced in the name of Dr. Dement!! :lol:
 

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Talk about synchronicity!!! :shock:

I just walked into the den for a moment (where the TV is playing) and heard another one on the TV!

It seems that out West somewhere (USA) there's a group of undercover cops out to arrest some drug dealers. The man chosen as their leader?

A man named Boss--of course!! 8)
 

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Sorry, not trying to take over the thread altogether 8) but another one just sprang to mind.

Over in Augusta, Georgia (about 35 miles from my home) is a family-run business which does automotive repairs. The family name? Yes--Crook!!!

At least said Crooks have a sense of humor. One of their old ads used to say:

"With a name like 'Crook', you've got to be good!" LOL!
 
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