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Do you share a famous name with anyone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by stingray2112, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. My name is Steve Erwin. Although not spelled the same as the crocodile hunter (his is spelled Steve Irwin) it's close enough. So do you or anyone else you know share a famous name?
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Yes I do.

  3. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    With a guy that's a big (I think) country star in Japan.
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    No, but my good friend James Brown has gotten hassled before by some cops when he didn't have his I.D.

    Once I started demanding badge numbers they realized I was not going to let my friend get harassed.
  5. I share my name with a very famous Scottish chemist who was awarded a Nobel Prize for discovering the noble gases, while not as famous as the other names here, it's pretty cool because I ended up in the sciences too :)
  6. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    And you're Scottish.
  7. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    I share a name with the greatest Admiral Lord Nelson impersonator ever.
  8. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Nope. Our last name is an Ellis Island goof up.
  9. [​IMG]

    This guy?
  10. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Hence your username?

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  11. I have the same name as one of England's foremost fashion designers (he specializes in handbags).
    Go figure.
  12. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Is he related to this guy?

  13. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    My name is Frank Breault. The LA Kings had a player with my name. The pictures on his hockey cards even looked like me. And, my mom agrees.
  14. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Yes, with the guy who produced Depeche Mode. Note - I was never a big Depeche Mode fan.

    Funny story - I was, at the time, playing in a Turkish band, Farabi, playing very obscure traditional Turkish music. We had just released our first CD.
    I was on my way out the door to a gig when the phone rings.

    "Hello, is this Jonathan Kessler? This is (so-and-so), music editor for the London Times".
    ... and I'm thinking "how the HECK did the London Times hear about us, and be interested??" - I'm thinking that for about 1 second until he asks...

    "Do you have any comments on the suicide attempt by Dave Gahan?"

    I asked "Uh... who?"

    "Dave Gahan, of Depeche Mode"

    "Uh... why do you ask?"

    "Is this Jonathan Kessler, their producer?"

    (sound of a small balloon of ego deflating.... phhhffft)
  15. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    yes, i have known that there is a beastie boy with the same name as me since 1986
  16. cjmodulus


    Jul 15, 2010
    I feel absolutely horrible for finding that funny though :bag:
  17. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    I changed my last name when I got married (no ties to tradition for us, we combined names to create a new one), but my bachelor (?) name was George Martin.
  18. Michael Bolton

  19. fisticuffs


    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    James Jones. I've played a couple times in every major sports league as well as serving as as an admiral, and voice of Darth Vader.
  20. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana

    "I told those *****-******* I liked Michael Bolton's music." :mad: :bawl:

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