I’ve been out of touch with my younger brother for 7 years so I used Google to look him up. Imagine my surprise when I got 99,000 hits for his name! I’m not up on the current music scene but apparently what happened is baby bro has the same name as the frontman for a band called KoRn. Who knew?
Anybody else have a famous-named family member or friend? Has this person taken advantage of their “celebrity” in any way?
Bonus question: Anybody remember the old gameshow “Name’s the Same”? Think they’ll ever bring it back?
Well, I Googled myself one time and got zip. Nada. Nothing. Then I started trying various combinations of initials and common nick-names (Example, Will for William, etc.). Guess what I got? The author of some book about how to maintain a successful gay relationship.
I have this vision of several past girlfriends doing that and saying to themselves: “See! I KNEW there was nothing wrong with me! It was him all along.”
I used to have a landlady named Christine Jorgensen. This was by virtue of the fact that she absent-mindedly took her husband’s name; she got a lot of comments. But she said her maiden name was almost as bad. It was Cross.
I share a name with several recently famous individuals one a producer, one an author. I was breifly tempted to walk into Borders and go exclaim loudly how nicely they had merchandised my book and offer to sign copies for anyone who notices.