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The Study of Names
Contributors' initials are included below, with their full names on the
regularly drives by the office of an endodontist, Dr. Eric
, and his wife's GP is Dr. Susan
DC noticed a new espresso bar in his hometown, Dartmouth, NS, run by
See, Dr. Wong
"There was an opthalmologist in Canberra in the 1970s called Dr.
tells us about John
from the Rainforest Information Centre in Lismore, New South Wales. (
) A very apt name as seeds are what rainforests are all about!!! PS: John and I have met and become friends. :-)
Seed, Dr. Randolph
was working in 1980 on a project on artificial insemination at the Reproduction and Fertility Clinic in Chicago. He was assisted by Dr. Richard Seed. (NY Times Magazine, July 20, 1980) (
The uncle of
is a local policeman, Senior Constable
, in New South Wales, Australia.
writes, "I work at a Mervyn's retail store in West Valley City, Utah. The store manager's name there is Shantel
. We've had some laughs over it so I thought I would share."
I have experienced much disbelief throughout my education about my father's name and his occupation: his name is Hugh
and he is an optometrist. (reprinted, with permission, from
New Scientist Magazine
, 25 July 1998.) (
is a hair stylist at the Golden Clipper hair salon in Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, who actually cut MT's hair and gave him her business card.
for spotting a van in Trenton, Ontario with Ernie
's Electrical Service on the side.
"I heard on the radio the other day that one of the NASA managers at Cape Canaveral is named
Sin, Cardinal Jaime
reports from Australia: "You can't beat Cardinal
of the Philippines, even more delicious when you see that his name is Cardinal J'aime Sin (sorry—that's Jaime—slip of the pen <grin>)."
would like to submit one from the town where he works, in which there is a dentist/maxofacial surgeon named Terry
Smiley, Dr. Samuel
writes "I work for an IT Company and we have a customer who works in the Dental Industry. His name is Dr.
Great name for Westpac Bank's senior economist is
. GJO explains, "I guess aptonym here is that
one can imagine bankers smirking behind their customers' backs as they hope they don't realise that banks are in business for the benefit of their shareholders, NOT their retail customers."
Although he probably does not pronounce it so-snow-ski,
is an Expert Senior meteorologist for
An Australian Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster is
. GJO says, "Watch out for lightning!!"
writes: "I was watching The Daily Show this week and he interviewed US federal secretary of education, Margaret Spellings."
GJO heard about Dan
Director of Operations South East Queensland Water Grid Manager team, whilst listen to radio reports of the devastating floods in Queensland in January, 2011. Dan's previous role was the acting Executive Director of the Queensland Water Commission. He was the principal author of the
South East Queensland Water Strategy
and was directly responsible for policy and communications regarding the development and use of purified recycled water schemes in South East Queensland.
is a lubrication engineer and coordinates papers for the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. (
is the meteorologist for a Charlotte, North Carolina TV station. (
Stiles, Sarah and David
Out in Victoria, B.C., Sarah and David
s are hairdressers (and also contributors). (
is the President of the National Health and Welfare Worker's Union, part of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
saw his picture and name on a poster in his place of work, a government laboratory.
writes "I work in an independent school, Wellington College, in England. Our Catering Manager is called Phil
family in Glenburnie, Ontario, Canada, was making a living by washing and cutting dog hair. (
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