Coined “Nominative determinism”, it is the hypothesis that certain people gravitate to jobs as a result of their names. Believe it to be true or false, the first recording of the theory was published in New Scientist Magazine during 1994 when the feedback column noted several studies that had found this phenomena. While it seems a little farfetched that this could have an actual influence in the choice of industry, we’ve rounded up the 20 best examples for proof.

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Firefighter McBurney

This Christian Guy

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Chiropractor McCracken

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Neuroscientist Lord Brain

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CASHIER KA CHING

THESE BROTHERS CAUGHT WITH MARIJUANA

MEAT MANAGER BRAD SLAUGHTER

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PHYSICIAN DR. DOCKTOR

librarian bookendorf

racecar driver scott speed

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Gastroenterologist Joshua Butt

eye specialist seawright

WEATHERMAN STORM FIELD

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FUNERAL DIRECTORS WAKE & PAINE

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CORRESPONDENT, MATTHEW CORRESPONDENT

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Runner AARON fAAR

ARCHAEOLOGIST pAM gRAVES

tree climber scott forest

french editor peter france

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