In another thread, started by Dr Mildr, the spectre of nominative determinism (loosely so labelled) raised its head ("naturalist Stephen Moss").
I have been fascinated all my life by the apparent relevance of people's names to their occupations or characters. Perhaps others would like to contribute to the list (whether instances be real or mythical).
Mr Moss - naturalist Mr Death (pron. deeth) - undertaker Dr Payne - dentist Dr Cockburn (pron. co-burn, of course!) - urologist Ms de Beers - barmaid Mrs Slapp - teacher Rev. Booring Mr Gray - accountant Mr Bright - lighting technician Judge Hanger Bob White - painter ... ... ...
"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn." — Gore Vidal