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Postby skullturfq » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:35 am

I can't think of a catchy title for this topic that's also accurate, but some examples will show what I mean.

I've noticed watching my local pro baseball team this year that outfielder BRAD WILKERSON has a name that begins with the name of Rage Against The Machine drummer BRAD WILK.

Some other such pairs are:

Clash bassist PAUL SIMONON and Art Garfunkel's more famous partner PAUL SIMON
Character actor DAVID DUKES and ex-Klan leader and gubernatorial candidate DAVID DUKE

If you instead add letters at the beginning of the name, probably the most famous such pair are musicians BRYAN ADAMS and RYAN ADAMS (who in fact share the same birthday, November 5th).

Are there other good examples? I'd find it particularly amusing if there are any where the names are etymologically unrelated, like CHAN/CHANDLER or LI/LIEBMAN.
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Postby grodney » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:20 am

An ex football (American) player that could run people over.
and
A successful investor, as quoted from Wikipedia:
His awards and distinctions include:
- named as one of the "world’s 100 most powerful and influential people" by Time magazine in 2004
- Institutional Investor's Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
- named one of the investment industry’s four "Giants of the 20th Century" by Fortune magazine in 1999
- the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University for "distinguished achievement in the Nation’s service" (1999)

Each person's first name is a subset of the other person's last name.

This is a little lame unless you know the investor. I'll find a better one.
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Postby Ken Jennings » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:12 pm

DR DRE and DR DREW.
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Postby skullturfq » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:21 pm

Ken Jennings wrote:DR DRE and DR DREW.


Love it!
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Re: Celebrity name subsets

Postby econgator » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:05 pm

skullturfq wrote:I've noticed watching my local pro baseball team this year that outfielder BRAD WILKERSON


Go Gators!

Sorry, I haven't hijacked a thread and turned it into a Gators thread in a while. :)
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Postby Ken Jennings » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:55 pm

There's also senator PAT ROBERTS and evangelist PAT ROBERTSON.

So there's a trivia question there somewhere about two Midwestern senators who become other famous names if you add "-on" to the end of their names (see Clash bassist above).
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Postby econgator » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:44 pm

Along those same lines there's the astronaut, WILLIAM ANDERS and the politician/commander of the first nuclear sub, WILLIAM ANDERSON.
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Postby mavman » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:16 pm

This is a little lame unless you know the investor. I'll find a better one.






Is this one Jack Bogle and Bo Jackson?
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Postby grodney » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:27 pm

Yep, mavman got that one.
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Postby Neel Mehta » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:55 pm

grodney wrote:An ex football (American) player that could run people over.
and
A successful investor, as quoted from Wikipedia:
His awards and distinctions include:
- named as one of the "world’s 100 most powerful and influential people" by Time magazine in 2004
- Institutional Investor's Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
- named one of the investment industry’s four "Giants of the 20th Century" by Fortune magazine in 1999
- the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University for "distinguished achievement in the Nation’s service" (1999)


WARREN SAPPETT?

Kidding. There's actor/director PETER BERG and soap opera fixture PETER BERGMAN.
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Postby Ken Jennings » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:04 pm

If you allow fictional characters, there's MARY HART and MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN!
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Postby marpocky » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:40 am

Boy, do I was there was a famous...uh... CHICKEN JENNINGSON right about now.
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Postby braggtastic » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:18 am

John Edward & John Edwards
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Postby Paucle » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:25 am

a Desperate Housewife and a Ray?
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Postby melissa » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:43 am

Marilyn Monroe and Marilyn Manson?
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Postby Ken Jennings » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:22 am

Rebecca Romjin and Rebecca Romjin-Stamos.
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Postby Neel Mehta » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:43 pm

Paucle wrote:a Desperate Housewife and a Ray?


That's pretty good. I remember reading about Tampa Bay baseballer EVAN LONGORIA and wondering if he suffered through any Tony Parker jokes in the dugout.

Here's a more cross-cultural pair:
One could be considered the definitive action director. The other could be considered the definitive basketball coach.
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Postby econgator » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:51 pm

Neel Mehta wrote:
Paucle wrote:a Desperate Housewife and a Ray?


That's pretty good. I remember reading about Tampa Bay baseballer EVAN LONGORIA and wondering if he suffered through any Tony Parker jokes in the dugout.

Here's a more cross-cultural pair:
One could be considered the definitive action director. The other could be considered the definitive basketball coach.


You mean John Woo and John Wooden?
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Postby skullturfq » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:16 am

And don't forget baseball manager LEO DUROCHER and singer/actress CHER.
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Postby PhygLeGuy » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:22 pm

TONY PEREZCHICA and JOHN MIZEROCK each have a line or two in the baseball encyclopedia as players, and have been minor league managers for years. Ask them to sign your foul ball with a pen that’s just about to run out of ink.

LITTLE RICHARD and RICH LITTLE don’t quite fit this or any other category, but they seem to be worth a mention.
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Postby melissa » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:21 pm

econgator wrote:
Neel Mehta wrote:
Paucle wrote:a Desperate Housewife and a Ray?


That's pretty good. I remember reading about Tampa Bay baseballer EVAN LONGORIA and wondering if he suffered through any Tony Parker jokes in the dugout.

Here's a more cross-cultural pair:
One could be considered the definitive action director. The other could be considered the definitive basketball coach.


You mean John Woo and John Wooden?

LOL - I was thinking Action Jackson and Phil Jackson!
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Postby Neel Mehta » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:49 pm

PhygLeGuy wrote:LITTLE RICHARD and RICH LITTLE don’t quite fit this or any other category, but they seem to be worth a mention.


As might actors DAVID KEITH and KEITH DAVID, the Kris Kross of Hollywood.

Back on topic, sort of, someone should mention the whole TOMMY LEE / TOMMY LEE JONES thing.
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Postby grodney » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:04 am

DAN PATRICK
DANICA PATRICK
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Postby rockgolf » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:59 am

For bands, there are plenty:

CHICago
three DOORS down

Lisa Lisa's back up band scored a double: Cult / Jam.
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Postby mavman » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:31 am

Although the spelling is slightly off, I think it's close enough for FJ rules, so I'll suggest





Photographer David LaChapelle and Comedian David Chappelle.
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