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    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 19th Mar 16, 12:46 PM
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    Living with a very famous name
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    • 19th Mar 16, 12:46 PM
    Living with a very famous name 19th Mar 16 at 12:46 PM
    Do you, or anyone you know, have a very famous name? If so, how does it affect them, if at all?

    When I was at school there was a James Bond in the year below me, which I imagine would be cool at times, but mostly annoying given the unoriginal comments that people are likely to make on a regular basis. From an early age he would have been aware of his famous name (perhaps these days he is Jim or Jimmy to try and water this down), but I also wonder how older people feel walking around as, for example, Harry Potter or David Beckham (or any female equivalent) when suddenly that name becomes famous. Would that be different perhaps?

    Please let me know any experiences you have. Thanks.
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    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 7th May 16, 12:46 AM
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    Spidernick
    Our neighbour's little boy is Harry Harrison poor thing
    Originally posted by Faith177
    Personally I'd have no issues around sharing my name with one of my favourite SF authors. Some of The Stainless Steel Rat books are regular rereads for me.
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse)

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    • z1a
    • By z1a 9th May 16, 6:20 PM
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    I used to work with an Ian Ma!!!!!r, any documents from him, he only ever used the initial letter of his first name.

    Site has added !!!!, would appear that his surname isn't allowed on here, anyway it's M45h1ter.
    Last edited by z1a; 09-05-2016 at 6:25 PM.
    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 10th May 16, 10:13 AM
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    I used to work with an Ian Ma!!!!!r, any documents from him, he only ever used the initial letter of his first name.

    Site has added !!!!, would appear that his surname isn't allowed on here, anyway it's M45h1ter.
    Originally posted by z1a
    Poor him! In his circs I would use my middle name I think.
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    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 10th May 16, 10:28 AM
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    I know a mash iter too.

    Had an order from M&S packaged by Laj, Anus. Guessing it was someones last day but was still enough to keep me chuckling all day.

    Went to school with a neil armstrong. Think he turned out normal... not a space cadet anyway.
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    • DollyDee
    • By DollyDee 11th May 16, 1:28 PM
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    I worked at the same company as Robert (aka Robbie) Burns.

    Not famous but my OH's friend's Mum was called Iris Chew.
    • tealady
    • By tealady 11th May 16, 8:23 PM
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    I have come across tax inspectors called James Riddell and Mr P Ennis.
    (I know they were not famous but I thought the names were unfortunate!)
    Last edited by tealady; 12-05-2016 at 5:52 AM. Reason: added text
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    • Mosquito netting
    • By Mosquito netting 13th May 16, 9:16 AM
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    Nun Joke
    Sister Marry was truly a religious woman. Besides for her duties as a nun, she was also very active in various hospitals visiting sick patients and taking care of all their needs. So it was no surprise that one day when she ran out of gas, the only container she could find to put the gas into was a bedpan. Sister Mary happily walked two blocks to the closest gas station filled up the bedpan with gas and headed back to her car.

    Luck would have it that as Sister Mary started tipping the gas into the fuel tank, the traffic light turned red and she had quite a large audience witnessing the spectacle. Just when she finished pouring in the last drops of gas a fellow opened up his window and hollered, “I swear! If that car starts I’m becoming a religious man!”
    • IDProtected
    • By IDProtected 14th May 16, 9:57 PM
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    IDProtected
    Sister Marry was truly a religious woman. Besides for her duties as a nun, she was also very active in various hospitals visiting sick patients and taking care of all their needs. So it was no surprise that one day when she ran out of gas, the only container she could find to put the gas into was a bedpan. Sister Mary happily walked two blocks to the closest gas station filled up the bedpan with gas and headed back to her car.

    Luck would have it that as Sister Mary started tipping the gas into the fuel tank, the traffic light turned red and she had quite a large audience witnessing the spectacle. Just when she finished pouring in the last drops of gas a fellow opened up his window and hollered, “I swear! If that car starts I’m becoming a religious man!”
    Originally posted by Mosquito netting
    Is Sister Mary someone famous?
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 30th May 16, 11:50 AM
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    I was at school in the sixties with Julie Andrews. My dad knew a Mr d'Eath. On Look North there was an item about a Mr and Mrs Cart who named their son,


    ... Orson.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 24th Jun 16, 11:09 PM
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    My GP at uni was Dr Pepper!

    I know a Winston Churchill, Ronald McDonald and Michael Jackson.

    My favourite names I've ever encountered was a lady called Rhoda Lott and a man called Anil Boabi
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    • Krissy306
    • By Krissy306 25th Jun 16, 3:08 PM
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    I knew a Harry Potter when I was at school
    • Tor Brexit
    • By Tor Brexit 25th Jun 16, 6:30 PM
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    She dead now, but I knew a "Mary Christmas", and a "Poppy Tupper".
    • ERICS MUM
    • By ERICS MUM 25th Jun 16, 9:26 PM
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    ERICS MUM
    Is Sister Mary someone famous?
    Originally posted by IDProtected
    She should be if she can turn pee into petrol !
    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 27th Jun 16, 10:25 AM
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    The surgeon who carried out a complicated surgery on my foot is called...


    Mr Toh
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    In other words, Don't Panic!
    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 5th Jul 16, 8:02 PM
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    seven-day-weekend
    I knew someone in Spain called Rodrigo Rodriguez Rodriguez

    And four ladies whose names were abbreviated to Lolli (Dolores), Lupy (Guadalupe), Tossa (Fructosa) and Fatti (Fatima). Sounds quite funny in English.

    Sorry, these are funny, not famous.

    Before she married my dad, my mum had a boyfriend called Gordon Bennet.
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    • Malcnascar
    • By Malcnascar 31st Aug 16, 6:56 PM
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    he must have been a local hero used to drive past here on way to work
    http://www.wheregb.com/the-gordon-bennett-memorial-hall-1492366
    • MSE Matt
    • By MSE Matt 13th Oct 16, 11:59 AM
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    My girlfriend works with a 'Paul McCartney' - "That Paul McCartney was really annoying today" Hilarious!
    • jizadine
    • By jizadine 19th Oct 16, 6:34 AM
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    My mate is Colin Jackson - not the athlete. I used to work with an accounting technician called Bruce willis and there is a guy I know at my current work with the name of Ken Batlow.
    • AMSY
    • By AMSY 19th Oct 16, 8:10 AM
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    My friends Dad was Spencer Tracy.
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 19th Oct 16, 8:27 AM
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    Hard to believe his parents would do this to him, and it either toughens you up as a kid or is a great chat up line but used to know a Paul mycock.

    Makes me laugh every time...
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