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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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    • easy
    • By easy 4th May 17, 5:59 PM
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    easy
    Heard on the radio today (May the Fourth) , a couple have named their son born today George ... with the middle name Lucas.
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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 7th May 17, 4:52 PM
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    .. my all time favourite... an adult student, I could never look straight in the eye, with the unfortunate name of Merrick Hunt.
    Originally posted by Mista_C
    He had a brother called Mike.
    Who'll remember the ones
    who only rode in them to die
    All their lives are just a smudge
    of smoke against the sky
    • Mardel
    • By Mardel 1st Jun 17, 2:59 PM
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    Not famous, but I went to school with Emma Dale and Alison Allison.
    • Florence J
    • By Florence J 2nd Jun 17, 11:01 PM
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    Not the most famous person in the world, but my Uni lecturer was called Chris Morris, and since it was a film course many initially thought it was the BrassEye/Day Today Chris Morris.

    The funny thing is my lecturer changed his name to Chris Morris because his original name was Chris Peacock.
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    • jackieb
    • By jackieb 16th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
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    There used to be a Bridget Jones who worked in our Tesco. It was strange to hear her name called over the tannoy.
    • mobileron
    • By mobileron 20th Aug 17, 3:55 PM
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    I have a friend called Michael Jackson and he lives in Hollywood, when the other one died, his telephone rang of the hook for a week.
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