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The Name is the Game

Abstract

We've all known people whose names or nicknames indicated that their parents had a sense of humor, if not compassion or good taste. One of the most highly noted examples of frivolous appellation was Ima Hogg, the highly-regarded philanthropist. The actor Rip Torn's real name is Rip Torn, and in popular fiction, Perry Mason's courtroom adversary was Hamilton "Ham" Burger.

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