Monday, November 8, 2010

If the Name Fits...

Gee, it’s been ages since we talked about people whose names fit their occupations. Must be time to update our list.

In the past we had lots of doctors like:

Dr. Philpott, the urologist. Wait, I must remind you that these are REAL examples of REAL people, and not fictitious, fictionalized figments of my imagination.

So, where was I? Oh yes, Dr. Wink, the optometrist. Dr. Bonebrake, the orthopedic surgeon.

But in the interim I’ve encountered the following professionals:

During the whole BP mess in the Gulf, did anyone else find it interesting that their spokesman was a guy named “Kent Wells”? You know, like on “Car Talk”, where their Chicken Soup Provisioner (sic) is Kent Hoyt (you have to say it out loud)—this guy Kent Wells. Obviously.

I saw an interview with a pilot named Ross Aimer. I should hope so.

I’ve actually met a local ophthalmologist named Dr. Blinder, and yes, he does pronounce it ‘blind-er’.

Then my October issue of Cooking Light quotes (on page 200) a dietician named Kathy Kitchens Downie. Maybe in her spare time she consults on fabric softeners. I’m just saying…

This reminds me of the ultimate in occupationally-linked names, the eponymous Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space. The astronaut who gave young girls hope and made it cool to like science!

Ride, Sally, Ride!


  1. Kent Hoyt. ken Thoyt. Kenth oyt. I'm missing it!

    I'm off to get a cup of coffee. Nothing makes sense before coffee.

  2. More great ones! I'm with Lora, though. I'm missing something about the Kent Hoyt one.

  3. Can't Hoit! :-)

    Big fan of their chauffeur, too: Peekop Andropov.