What’s in a name?

Freakonomics ran a piece a while ago asking for aptonyms, a name that fittingly describes the person’s occupation. The contest winners were from lesser-known contributions (a funeral director from Indiana named “Eikenberry” and a State Farm insurance agent named “Justin Case”). I was more impressed by more well-known examples like  Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and poker-player Chris Moneymaker.

Here’s a perfect one that I came across today: Britain’s top military commander is Sir Jock Stirrup.


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