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Nominative Determinatism

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  1. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Whoa! That's a biggie but just means that your name matches your career.

    Here's one which ties property with the guy's career: Ipswich Sinkhole & the consultant/expert who was interviewed by the ABC (earlier today). David Cliff was looking into the sinkhole situation - lets hope that he was standing well back from the edge.
     
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  2. Simon Hampel

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    Given the history of many names being given based on vocation and the fact that people passed on their skills to their children ... there most likely was a baker in the Baker family.

    Of course, hundreds of years later, having one of the Baker family decide to become a baker is probably due more to opportunity and circumstance than any nominative influence (otherwise, why weren't all the Bakers before them bakers too?).

    Indeed I would suggest that the opposite is more likely to be true - anyone named Baker who considers becoming a baker knows they will be in for a lifetime of ribbing and bad jokes and would tend to naturally be inclined to find other professions.

    That being said, I believe my family name Hampel is derived from the German word hampelmann, which directly translates into "jumping jack", a type of puppet - you pull the string at the bottom and the legs pop up like it's doing a jumping jack. So given my job is to manage an army of sock puppets, I think that's quite apt :eek: :p :D
     
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  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Modern interpretation
     
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    The NSW real estate agent called Wright Dunn?
     
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    Knowing that Geoff will have a field day ... my hubby's surname is actually ... Garlick
     
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    A/Prof Eric Chung is the local guru for inserting penile prostheses for erectile problems.

    Another urologist is a Winkle, anaesthetist Pain... list goes on.
     
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    We used to use an acoustic engineer for some of our development projects.

    Ron Rumble.
     
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    I think there is a Dr Death at the Wesley...
     
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    I've heard this, but its pronounced Deeth right?
     
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    Haha. That stinks.
     
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    Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
     
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    I would hope so!
     
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    Usually people are pronounced dead, not death.

    That's D E A D, pronounced dead.
     
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  14. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    • Deceased
    • pushing up daisies
    • gone to meet one's maker
    • at peace
    • carked it
    • ceased to be
    • departed
     
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    Actually, I was wondering about that.

    Was the decision to raise garlic at least in part to do with the name?