We have all come across someone with a name that matches their profession way too closely. Like, a hand surgeon named Dr. Mitten. Or a meteorologist with the last name Blizzard. I mean, come on. These names are a little on-the-nose. But apparently, it is quite the phenomenon. And it even has a name!
That’s right! The seeming coincidence of people adopting professions that have to do with their name might not be such a coincidence after all. It is an idea called nominative determinism. It is the idea that people end up in areas of work that fit their names. Now, this might not apply to everyone (Robin Zlotnick sure doesn’t point me in any professional direction), but I think that you will find that the people in this list are pretty insane. If they are not examples of nominative determinism, they are some of the craziest coincidences I have ever seen in my life.