beschizza at January 9th, 2014 10:05 — #1
shane_simmons at January 9th, 2014 10:21 — #2
So that's why I became a gunslinger.
mcsnee at January 9th, 2014 10:34 — #3
I'd been curious how one ought to pronounce it. My money was on "bes-KEET-za."
jackbird at January 9th, 2014 11:05 — #4
chellberty at January 9th, 2014 11:09 — #5
So how do you become a dentist in Skyrim? because Dennis is what I named my character.
maggiekb at January 9th, 2014 11:28 — #6
I'm not sure what inspiration I'm supposed to be taking from Koerth. All it means is that, somewhere along the line, I had an ancestor named Konrad. Nor is it particularly sound-alike with anything. Maybe I should be doing more earth-science writing.
mindysan33 at January 9th, 2014 11:31 — #7
I've known... 2 Dennis' personally (well, one has one n in his name, not two). I'm not sure what one is up to now, but he wasn't a dentist. The other is an historian of Asia and a pretty good bluegrass musician (he plays mandolin). Anecdotal, I know....
festus at January 9th, 2014 11:39 — #8
I haven't read the study. I really hope they considered that we tend to do what our parents and older relatives do. They do tend to have the same names we do.
duncancreamer at January 9th, 2014 12:07 — #9
By this logic I should have become a porn star.
imaguid at January 9th, 2014 12:21 — #10
meh. with a last name like wismer, you'd think i'd have become a wizard. nope.
my first name, though.... i like to say "i'm kurt" because it has a fairly accurate double meaning.
abides at January 9th, 2014 12:21 — #11
triplee at January 9th, 2014 12:38 — #12
What about Roger? Are they more likely to become shrubbers? And what of Tim?
brainspore at January 9th, 2014 12:55 — #13
I had a dentist named Dr. Payne. No joke.
alexandrakitty at January 9th, 2014 13:00 — #14
Dennis Rodman never got this memo...
daneel at January 9th, 2014 13:00 — #15
How about this guy?
hmsgoose at January 9th, 2014 13:31 — #16
Looks like the author of the article managed to dodge her fate, unless "writer for the new republic" is just her day job...
gweb at January 9th, 2014 13:53 — #17
With a name like Webster, I was just born at the right time to become involved with the internet and work as a sysadmin.
jim_kirk at January 9th, 2014 17:05 — #18
m_a_t at January 9th, 2014 18:37 — #19
In the land of "beschissen", we actually have a minister called Andrea Nahles.
lucy_gothro at January 10th, 2014 10:43 — #20
Okay, my first name...are we going by how it sounds or its meaning? Because if we go by sound, then I'm a prostitute, I expect. And since I don't plan on every changing my surname again, I guess being a Goth is...okay; but a Goth prostitute? A fun study, but not widely accurate across the board.
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