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An essential part of storytelling is to give your characters great names. But when it comes to real life...
Thanks to: Georgina Gallagher, Jane-Marie Harrison, Mark Mulrooney, Naomi Iliff, Paul Harrison, Russell Peacock & Tim Orme
Know any others?
Jed I Knight
Wonder whether she ever met Captain Corelli?
The name given by Russell Peacock and Shetal Patel to their son in October 2004, according to The Sun.
In a charming email, his father tells me that the lad is now known as Tyler, and “I trust he will be very happy with this decision when he's older”. I think he will…
School friend of my mother
His exploits have featured in several local papers in Oxfordshire. And this was no momentary aberration: the parents named his sister Ophelia. (No, I'm not making this up. My informant is a barrister with a brass plate and everything)
Cheating a bit, this one. His parents weren’t to know that he was to become a cosmetic surgeon
Workmate of my wife
It was week 2 of a mortgage deed audit deep in a bank vault in Birmingham. It wouldn’t have taken much to make us laugh. Much less than this colourfully-named mortgagee. We thought the audit senior, a sort of Black Country Obelix, was going to die laughing
The best kind...
Polly & Esther Cotton, the twins*
Rob Nick Steele
Didn’t stop him getting a job in a bank, though
Attended St James RC High School, Burnt Oak, in the late 70s. Apparently
Former client of my wife
Every one of these is the name of a real person. I’m absolutely sure... except where indicated by a *.
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