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Used to know an actor in Chicago whose name was Richard Baird, and he refused to use “Dick”. Didn’t want to end up in the phonebook as “Baird, Dick”.
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I may very well be the only Vishard Chandool on the planet. 
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Kevin Brown
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Having a very common name, I usually use my middle initial most of the time.

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If I Google myself, I find links for some country singer.
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Koroush Ghazi
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There's an economist called Dr Brain who appears on Aussie TV from time to time.
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Brian Floyd
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Having a very common name, I usually use my middle initial most of the time.

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

My wife's maiden name is Brown. Sadly she has no relatives named Charlie or James.

I forgot I also went to community college (briefly; I ended up quitting) with a Jim Lee.
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Marc Foxx
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I have a less than common name (at least, spelling wise)...a number of years ago I found out that there was an art gallery in Los Angeles that has my name...sadly, I didn't get a chance to visit when I was in LA in 2016 and they have since closed....
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Marc Baptiste
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It is my first name that always gives me grief.  When I relay my name to anyone, I am always "Marc with a C".

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Mark Gruenwald disliked when anyone called him “Marcus”, even in jest. Ironic, then, that he had a fondness for lengthening character names, as when the OHOTMU entry for Smart Alec gave his real name as “Alexander”, even tho I intended it to be Alec as in Guiness.
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I remembered something else. There's a St. Louis billionaire that shares my name, and I once received a lengthy, unsolicited letter to my GMail address that uses my name, obviously intended for him. It went on and on about how the fiancé of one his daughters was a gold digger and a phony, and it suggested he takes steps to end the engagement. Awkward.
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Vinny Valenti
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Was he responsible for "Blackagar Boltagon"?
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Marc Foxx
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Marc, I'll see your "Marc with a c" and raise you a "Marc with a c and Foxx with 2 x's"...
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