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First names that are last and visa versa, what names do you know work like that?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26829points) September 2nd, 2010

There are names that can go both ways, they can be 1st or last names like:
John john
Scott Scott
Bruce Bruce
Tom Tom
Bill Bill
Shirley Shirley
Angel Angel
Cameron Cameron
Michael Michaels
Juan Juan
And so on.
What doubles can you envision?

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MissA's avatar

Charles Charles
Robert Robert

Are women included?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@MissA Ahem You missed Shirley Shirley?

MissA's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Sorry, the toothpicks holding my eyelids slipped. I can’t imagine a last name Shirley. Are you making this up?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I knew a man with 3 first names: Paul Mark Clark. He used all 3 names. All the time.

MissA's avatar

@hawaii_jake Did he know who he was? :D

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@MissA : Yeah, he knew, and he told everyone around him who he was. He was obnoxious.

kenmc's avatar

Parker is repeatable.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@MissA Nope, hereis one of the sources that says so;
and I forgot Clark Clark…...D’oh!

MacBean's avatar

I’ve spent way too much time wondering if “Arthur” in Inception is his first or last name.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Thomas Thomas
Kelly Kelly
Hunt Hunt
Cary Cary / Carey Carey
Shelley Shelley

ucme's avatar

I had a teacher in school named Edward Edwards.We just called him Teddy Eddy.

marinelife's avatar

Campbell Campbell.

BoBo1946's avatar

@boots yeah, Parker Parks or Parker Parker….that would be a cool names! Parks Parks would be a stretch.

Frenchfry's avatar

Carol Carol

marissa's avatar

Adam Adam(s)
Andrew Andrew(s)
Abbot Abbot
Anthony Anthony
Alexander Alexander
Barney Barney
Carson Carson
David David(s) also Davidson
James James
Peter Peter(s)
Troy Troy(er)
Zachary Zachary

marissa's avatar

Okay… I need to start another list, too much edit response….
Clint Clint(on)
Drew Drew (Drew Barrymore, Nancy Drew)
Frank Frank(s)
Nicholas Nicholas (or Nickles)
Richard Richard(s)—Dick Dick(s)
Great! Now I can’t stop thinking of names….if this was only somehow a useful talent…

ucme's avatar

Another name that, although not the same still makes me laugh is Toe-knee Hand-cock. Tony Hancock, a once famous British comedian :¬)

marissa's avatar

Well, thanks H.C., I now have names on the brain. Here is Q that I hope you find enjoyable. Please feel free to use the names from this Q as inspiration.

marissa's avatar

@ucme, it sounds like it picked the right profession. Any chance that was his stage name that he selected just for the punch line?

rebbel's avatar

Dick Dick.

Ivan's avatar

Lebron James

hobbitsubculture's avatar

Douglas Douglas
George George
Gregory Gregory
Mackenzie Mackenzie
Taylor Taylor
Riley Riley

The last three are the names of some of my female cousins. Unisex and last name/ first name combo.

ipso's avatar

Owen Owen
Kean Kean

@ucme – I just saw a fine movie the other day, a rather obscure artsy one, where “Toe-Knee Chest-Nut” is used, rather brutally. Girly (1970) – happens to be on NetFlix instant play right now, for the Americanos.

Mind your own business
Fry your own fish
Don’t poke your nose
Into my clean dish

downtide's avatar

Lee Lee
Mitchell Mitchell
Bailey Bailey
Hannah Hannah
Maxwell Maxwell
Lucas Lucas
Oliver Oliver
Madison Madison
Brooke Brooke
Blake Blake

ucme's avatar

@ipso sounds painful

ipso's avatar

I see they have that bit edited in the trailer.

Those crazy Brits.

MissA's avatar

As an aside, I have neighbors who both have the birth first name of Carol.

MacBean's avatar

@MissA Are they both spelled the same way? I know a Carol and Carole. Also a Francis and Frances (Frank and Frankie).

MissA's avatar

@MacBean I’m not altogether sure about that. He goes by CM and she, by Carol(e).

ucme's avatar

@ipso wow, cheese-fest supreme

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