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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 21 September 2019 at 8:07am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

So, you're not the former MLB pitcher, then? ;)

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I've never head that one before....

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Years ago, along with my brother, we dove into the genealogy abyss.
It was during this that I learned of the Soundex, which codes all surnames by sound instead of spelling.
Mine is C-536, with the 5=N, 3=T, 6=R.
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A few more have sprung to mind...a book publisher and
character in Pride and Predudice=William Collins.

Joan Collins`s brother and a guy who always seemed to
get a credit on Rush album sleeves in the 80`s for
"Concert Rigging"=Bill Collins.
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Posted: 21 September 2019 at 12:48pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Howard Mackie was amused to learn there was/is a law firm in Calgary called Howard, Mackie.
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Every time I talk about Howard Mackie, I have this tendency to say "Bob Mackie", who was the costume designer for Carol Burnett as well as Sonny and Cher back in the day.

I really don't know why.

There is a Jazz guitarist with my name.  He sewed up all the website, email and social media handles with the name as he thinks he is really famous (not).
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Posted: 21 September 2019 at 9:35pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Well there is an actor called Jason Scott Lee. I remember seeing Map of the Human Heart many years ago, and half hoping he didn't become famous. (It is a very good film though.)

Then in the same year, Dragon The Bruce Lee story came out and all of a sudden I was fielding off jokes left right and centre on whether I could do martial arts, was related to Bruce Lee etc

I do have a friend who doesn't know who this John Byrne is, but she constantly talks about the playwright/painter. (Probably because we're in Scotland.) It always gives me moment of pause before I remember oh yeah...not talking about the Chief! ;)
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Posted: 22 September 2019 at 7:46am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I think back to when I was just starting my journey into comics as a profession. I gave some serious thought to using a phonetic pen name, Jon Burn or Birn. After all, my whole life I'd been vexed with people pronouncing my name Byrun, or Be-ern, or Brine. And my paternal grandfather had been Fred E. Burns when he appeared on the stage in England. Tradition!

In the end, tho, I decided to damn the torpedoes and steam ahead with the familiar spelling.

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Sebastien Herve
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As you speak of Stage, was your grandfather the western actor from the 30's, or an homonymous (sorry for my ignorance) ?

And yes, indeed, your name was often mispronounced in France, in something like "Beer-ne" (but with many love and respect !!).
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Gran’dad Byrne was a “versatile comedian” (and song and dance man) appearing in the music halls when he was younger.
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My day job requires me to email a huge amount of people over the course of a year. Over time, I have received so many replies from all over the world for 'Carl' that I opened up a file to keep them all in.  

I can only think that this is some word-smashing of my full name to get to 'Carl'... 


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Craig Earl
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Posted: 22 September 2019 at 11:12am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

After all, my whole life I'd been vexed with people pronouncing my name Byrun, or Be-ern, or Brine. 

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A comic-reading buddy of mine went with 'Byern' (and Claus Janson - a la Santa - strangely enough!)

A John Byrne played for Sunderland FC at the same time so I was pretty sure I had it right...!


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Oddly enough, people seem to have no trouble with O’Byrne or Byrnes.
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