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What other notable figures have "coincidental" names related to their notoriety?

Asked by kevbo (25603points) December 21st, 2009

Not pseudonyms or stage names (and certainly not porn names!)

Names like:
Tiger Woods – golf
Neel Kashkari (cash carry) – US bank bailout architect
Bernie Madoff (made off) – ponzi schemer
Michael Pollan (pollen) – food/ecology writer (assuming that’s not a pseudonym)
Did you hear Tiger Woods is changing his name?
Soon he’ll be known as Cheetah Woods.
Oh… I suppose we’ll also have to eliminate names from days of yore (when your surname was your occupation or something).

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Supacase's avatar

We have a Dr. Payne in town.

Spirit_of_the_Nomad's avatar

I can’t think of any notable people but my brothers doctor when he had knee surgery was Dr. Human and we thought that was kind of cool.

Darwin's avatar

Just about everyone in the credits list for Car Talk.

What do you mean, they aren’t real people?!

absalom's avatar

This question may or may not lead to some Jew stereotypes.

jonsblond's avatar

Donald Trump

he knows how to play his cards right!

great question Kevbo

jonsblond's avatar

sorry for the double post, but it is too late to edit

Andy Dick

DominicX's avatar

Clint Eastwood

Rearrange the letters in his name to form “old west action”.

Sarcasm's avatar

Holy snap @DominicX. This is amazing.

AstroChuck's avatar

Kid Rock – Amazing coincidence as he performs rock and roll music.
Busta Rhymes – This one is truly amazing. I mean he really busts a rhyme.
Cedric the Entertainer – This one is my favorite. Cedric “entertains” us with his stand-up comedy.

Sarcasm's avatar

@AstroChuck I don’t think that those are their real… oh, nevermind. I can’t break a 6-year-old’s heart. Good finds!

phoenyx's avatar

@DominicX mel gibson = bong smile

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