*aptronym (n): A name that inadvertently describes its bearer’s occupation.

I think my personal favourites from this list have to be Dr. Kevin Blinder the Opthamologist, Les Plack the dentist, and Dr. Bonnie Beaver, the gynaecologist.

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Do you think Robert Raper has a genetic disposition to be a rapist? How else would his forebears acquire said name? Also, surely if your name was Raper you would change it before you went on the attack…

Imagine the scene:

[2 knocks on door, door opens to 2 uniforms police men]

Er, hello officer. Can I help you?

Robert Raper?

Didn’t even know her. I swear!!!!

Erm, know who sir?

Oh…. right… yeah…. PEG IT!

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