Monday, 29 January 2007

Celebrity name misappropriation

If you’re a celebrity (say, Paris Hilton) and want to use an alias, knock yourself out, but some victims of name misappropriation would rather you follow the example of Michael Vick and choose a name that few, if any, other people are likely to share.

Incidentally, the Ron Mexico name generator suggests “Sarah Venezuela” for Ms. Hilton’s future alias needs.

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[Permalink] 1. Rick Almeida wrote @ Tue, 30 Jan 2007, 1:23 pm CST:

For a brief, lamentable, and utterly hilarious period, the rapper Murphy Lee was enrolled at my university – I actually had him in a web class (he never logged in and withdrew several weeks later).

His adviser told me that, when he was on tour or just wanted anonymity, he’d check into hotels under the pseudonym “Leon Phelps,” the “ladies’ man” from SNL.

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