#1 By: Rob Beschizza, January 9th, 2014 10:05
#2 By: Shane_Simmons, January 9th, 2014 10:21
So that's why I became a gunslinger.
#3 By: JNM, January 9th, 2014 10:34
I'd been curious how one ought to pronounce it. My money was on "bes-KEET-za."
#4 By: jackbird, January 9th, 2014 11:05
#5 By: chellberty, January 9th, 2014 11:09
So how do you become a dentist in Skyrim? because Dennis is what I named my character.
#6 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 9th, 2014 11:28
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.
#7 By: Mindy Clegg, January 9th, 2014 11:31
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....
#8 By: Festus McGonigle, January 9th, 2014 11:39
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.
#9 By: Duncan, January 9th, 2014 12:07
By this logic I should have become a porn star.
#10 By: kurt wismer, January 9th, 2014 12:21
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.
#11 By: Andrew, January 9th, 2014 12:21
#12 By: Eric S., January 9th, 2014 12:38
What about Roger? Are they more likely to become shrubbers? And what of Tim?
#13 By: Tim, January 9th, 2014 12:55
I had a dentist named Dr. Payne. No joke.
#14 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 9th, 2014 13:00
Dennis Rodman never got this memo...
#15 By: daneel, January 9th, 2014 13:00
How about this guy?
#16 By: hamish strong, January 9th, 2014 13:31
Looks like the author of the article managed to dodge her fate, unless "writer for the new republic" is just her day job...
#17 By: GWWebster, January 9th, 2014 13:53
With a name like Webster, I was just born at the right time to become involved with the internet and work as a sysadmin.
#18 By: Jim_Kirk, January 9th, 2014 17:05
#19 By: mat, January 9th, 2014 18:37
In the land of "beschissen", we actually have a minister called Andrea Nahles.
#20 By: Lucy_Gothro, January 10th, 2014 10:43
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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