Recently we’ve become interested in the idea of nominative determinism, the theory that people are naturally drawn to careers that match their names. For example, if you were called Ian Growsuptobealawyer then you’d have an increased chance of growing up to become a lawyer. We’d also love to hear from you, Ian. You have an amazing name.
Other examples of nominative determinism include:
Mark de Man - Belgian footballer (a defensive midfielder, no less)
Usain Bolt - very fast man from those internet adverts
Storm Field - American meteorologist
Sue Yoo - lawyer who we promise we didn’t just make up
Sara Blizzard - BBC weatherperson
James Peach - actual person who works in Fruit Towers
Did your name subliminally send you down your career path? Or are you Ian Growsuptobealawyer? Get in touch if so (especially the latter).