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Can you name two famous people that one has the same first name as the other last name?

Asked by marissa (2659points) September 2nd, 2010

This idea came from this Q . You can also use fictional characters from books, movies, etc. An example would be Drew Barrymore and Nancy Drew. Have Fun!

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Pvt. Judy Benjamin and Benjamin Bratt

JubalHarshaw's avatar

Elton John, John Lennon.

ibstubro's avatar

Do they need be spelled the same?

Can I Karen Allen, Alan Jackson?

Or is Alan Jackson Brown required?

ibstubro's avatar

Randy Travis Tritt

marissa's avatar

@ibstubro, no, they don’t need to be spelled the same :0)

erichw1504's avatar

Jim Carrey, Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)

erichw1504's avatar

Kevin James, James Newton Howard

ibstubro's avatar

James Dylan Thomas Jefferson Davis

ibstubro's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Thanks! It was fun. I was going to do more, but I didn’t want to be crafting for days.

ucme's avatar

John Wayne-Wayne Gretzky

JubalHarshaw's avatar

George Washington, Washington Irving

ibstubro's avatar

Denzel Washington Irving Berlin

ibstubro's avatar


Elizabeth George Washington Irving Berlin

I meant.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@ibstubro You’re on a roll…and a goner. Expect the rest of your day to be on this topic, whether you are logged in or not.

ibstubro's avatar


The question matches my brain function perfectly. “Two of these things belong together…” lol

ucme's avatar

Muhammad Ali – Ali G Booyaka!! :¬)

erichw1504's avatar

Rob Thomas, Thomas Jefferson

rebbel's avatar

Sonny Boy Boy George George Michael Michael Jackson Jackson Browne

erichw1504's avatar

Steve Martin, Martin Luther King, King Crosby

aprilsimnel's avatar

Larry David Tennant

Ron Paul McCartney

Michael Douglas MacArthur

Justin Kirk Douglas

Howard Dean Martin Luther King Vidor

Carmen Miranda Kerr

ibstubro's avatar

rebbel, erichw1504, aprilsimnel

Kindred spirits!

MacBean's avatar

It’s fun to imagine what some of these mashup people would look/act like. Ron Paul McCartney is kind of… scary. XD

ibstubro's avatar

@MacBean Oddly enough, I had that some flash on that same combo!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Bob Dylan Dylan Thomas

zen_'s avatar

Olivia Newton John Travolta

erichw1504's avatar

@zen_ Probably the best answer yet, amazing!

ubersiren's avatar

Buddy Holly, Holly Hunter

ubersiren's avatar

@erichw1504 Haha… I’ll give you credit, I guess.

Hunter S. Thompson?

TexasDude's avatar

Thomas Jefferson and Jefferson Davis.

erichw1504's avatar

@ubersiren You know… that’s who I think I was originally thinking of, but found that guy on IMDB instead.

MacBean's avatar

With fictional characters in mind, James Ford Prefect would be an interesting mashup.

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

Amanda Perez – Perez Hilton

ibstubro's avatar

Connie Francis Ford Coppola

ibstubro's avatar

Jimmy Dean Martin Lawrence (Larry) King Charles Bronson Pinchot

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

Benjamin Harrison Ford
James Taylor Swift
Philip K. Dick Powell
Chris Rock Hudson
Jon Anderson Cooper
Anne Frank Gifford
Woodrow Wilson Pickett
Keith David Keith

ucme's avatar

Sarah Jessica Parker & Seabiscuit…......Ah, wrong answer. Only on a technicality however :¬)

Jeruba's avatar

Matt Damon Runyon

Ray Charles Dickens

Prince – Charles (haha)

Michael Jackson Pollack

Mary Stuart Little

@Tropical_Willie, and that was no coincidence.

filmfann's avatar

elton john henry james cameron diaz

ibstubro's avatar

Phyllis George Clooney

ibstubro's avatar

Ellery Queen Elizabeth George Washington Irving Berlin

I couldn’t verify the Ellery Queen earlier, so he added 2 people to my previous.

Still not up to my previous 7, but purer. ;-)

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@marissa HA! Take that! Lucas Haas/George Lucas! Har har har

Jeruba's avatar

Al Gore Vidal

Bill Clinton Eastwood (yes, Clinton—I checked)

Barry Lyndon Johnson

Jesse James Bond

Josiah Quincy Jones

Eli Whitney Houston

Diana Spencer Tracy Morgan Freeman

ibstubro's avatar

Corey Hart Bochner
Elizabeth Montgomery Cliff Curtis Armstrong
Meriwether Lewis Carroll O’Conner
PeeWee Herman Melville

Jeruba's avatar

Nice, @ibstubro. I especially like the last one, which is appealingly brain-jarring.

But spelling counts when you’re claiming that two names are the same. It’s Montgomery Clift, I’m afraid (ends with a t, not an f). Also it’s Carroll O’Connor.

ibstubro's avatar

@Jeruba Thanks, I was particularly proud of the juxtaposition of the Hermans. That’s satisfied me so I stopped there. I’m particularly fond of the string of names game: Diana Spencer Tracy Morgan Freeman. Challenges your brain a bit more.

The third post to this question was mine:
Do they need be spelled the same?
Can I Karen Allen, Alan Jackson?

marissa’s response:
@ibstubro, no, they don’t need to be spelled the same :0)

I wanted to make sure I wasn’t breaking her rules.

I suppose if we really wanted to pick nits, we could argue that Prince can not be used in the game since both first and last names were stipulated, and he has only a simple moniker…but then we’d just be making monkey’s out of ourselves, wouldn’t we?


Jeruba's avatar

Well, @ibstubro. I guess you’re right that @marissa said that, and it’s her game; but then I would ask, how can you say it’s the same name? Allen and Alan are pronounced the same, but Cliff and Clift are not.

I would concede that Prince was a stretch. We can certainly disqualify it if you want.

Anyway, I like this game. Still thinking.

ibstubro's avatar

Moby Dick VanDyke.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Ah, Prince can be done, if you know his last name, which I do!

Prince Nelson Mandela.

His full birth name is Prince Rogers Nelson.

Jeruba's avatar

GA, @aprilsimnel. But don’t stop there! How about Howard Prince Nelson Mandela?

Or even, going for a run—and a thematic one, at that—

Joan Leslie Howard Prince Nelson Eddy Murphy Brown

What I’m looking for now is one that wraps all the way around to form a loop.

ibstubro's avatar

@Jeruba the loop is the holy grail. I did not realize that until this minute, and it could be a path to insanity! lol Feel free to use all the previous posts again if you can loop. It’d be awesome to see.

I thought about that a while back as a question “Add a name…” but it’d just go all stupid.

Jeruba's avatar

Let’s work on that, @ibstubro.

Let’s set a minimum: say six. It doesn’t count as a loop with fewer than six names. Sound reasonable? or should it be higher, eight or more?

And for the sake of purity, let’s not permit any latitude on spelling: it has to match. Agreed?

ibstubro's avatar

I’m not matching you. I would honestly admire you’re loop as much as if I’d done it…well, nearly as much.

If you can do it in under 6, then consider that a step for you and a demonstration for us. Or take any chain above and work on it…I did that at least once without anyone caring. I enjoy the wordplay, the cleverness, the rest is icing. If I could read a string of yours 20 long I would, honestly, be more entertained than by my 6.

You have to understand, I’m not competition, I’m kindred spirit.

Jeruba's avatar

I wasn’t proposing a competition but rather a joint challenge. I’d cheer for yours as much as for my own.

Jeruba's avatar

Rudolf Bing Crosby

Smokey Robinson Crusoe

Arundhati Roy Rogers

Ben Casey Stengel

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