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The Name Game

When I was a Cambridge undergraduate, I was in the same yeargroup and at the same college as this guy. Mind you, in the year below us at Clare there were two Andrew Smiths.

Samuel Pepys finds himself in a slightly more extreme situation, having dinner with no less than four Richard Brownes, three of whom were knighted and thus Sir Richard Browne.

Tell me, does this ever happen to you?


Jun. 14th, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
Not surnames, but when I was at Cambridge, there were no fewer than six Mikes on assorted student committees in my college (not including me). So they decided that this was ridiculous and they would refer to them all by their middle names -- but it turned out that all six were called Michael John, so this didn't really help much.

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