Saturday, June 26, 2010

Isn't it strange how your name can influence who you become?

It's called nominative determinism, and here are a few I've come across lately:
Here are some names for which I hope nominative determinism does not apply:
  • Unfortunate surname: Slutsky
  • Surname that makes you feel like a nobody: Noone
  • A hurried surname: Hastie
  • This surname might be hard to live up to: Slim

1 comment:

  1. Yes, there are some people out there with comical names. Hopefully these individuals have a good, hearty sense of humor as well. Here are some real-life examples of professionals with names to make one giggle.

    How about Dr. Vidya N. Hate, an OB/GYN in Titusville, Florida?

    Or Dr. Linda Smoker in Albuquerque?

    Or Dentist Mathius Kill in Marietta, Georgia?

    Or Dr. Roger Haight, a Theologian in New York City?

    Or Dr. Darren Payne, a podiatrist in Conejo Valley?

    Or Dr. Ronald Gooder, family practice in Jackson Hole, Wyoming?

    And last but not least, Dr. Robert Sieman, a reproductive endocrinologist in Des Moines Iowa?

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