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PostSubject: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyTue 24 Feb 2015, 14:16

Or, the belief that a person's name can affect their choice of career or outlook on life.

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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyTue 24 Feb 2015, 14:34

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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyTue 24 Feb 2015, 14:37

Ronald Reagan's Press Secretary, Larry Speakes;

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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyTue 24 Feb 2015, 14:42

Future astronaut Buzz Aldrin (back left) standing next to his mother, Marion Aldrin nee Moon;


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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyTue 24 Feb 2015, 14:49

this is one I found on the web;

http://www.drjohnpayne.co.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyTue 24 Feb 2015, 16:12

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Estate agents.

Nuff said.
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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyWed 25 Feb 2015, 09:28

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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyWed 25 Feb 2015, 10:39

Notice that the MD of Danone Dairy was stepping down.

His name, Bruno Fromage;

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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyWed 25 Feb 2015, 12:50

Famous neurologist Russell Brain ...
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First woman to hurdle 400m in under 53 seconds, Marina Stepanova ...
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And of course our old friend Thomas Crapper (he of flush toilet fame) ...
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The opposite to an aptronym (as the ones above) is of course an inaptronym. Some notable examples are ...

Singer with the pop group Coil who died when he fell from a two storey balcony, John Balance ...
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The only member of ZZ Top who didn't sport a beard when they were famous, Frank Beard ...
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Ex Ku Klux Klan leader and prominent white supremacist, Don Black ...
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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyWed 25 Feb 2015, 13:35

The poet, William Wordsworth;

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still chuckling at Don Black.
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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyWed 25 Feb 2015, 22:03

Sometimes called the 'Father of Fleet Street' - the 15th Century printer and publisher Wynken de Worde:

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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyThu 26 Feb 2015, 09:12

There have been an impressive amount of track athletes in the past who ran for a living (and some today too) called Walker. I have often wondered whether they felt they had someting to prove.
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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyThu 26 Feb 2015, 09:55

There is an American racing driver called Scott Speed;

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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyFri 27 Feb 2015, 10:06

On April 29th 2014 a 62 year old Canadian man was arrested for revealing his privates to unsuspecting female visitors to Ottawa's Mooney's Bay Park. His name was Don Popadick.
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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyFri 27 Feb 2015, 19:48

@nordmann wrote:
On April 29th 2014 a 62 year old Canadian man was arrested for revealing his privates to unsuspecting female visitors to Ottawa's Mooney's Bay Park. His name was Don Popadick.
Given the location, he was dropping the wrong part of his attire.
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PostSubject: Re: Nomen est Omen   Nomen est Omen EmptyFri 17 Jul 2015, 09:07

I forgot this lassie when we were discussing aptonyms earlier ...

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Margaret - the Australian tennis player best remembered for her exploits on her surname.
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