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*sigh*

I just found out Mark Hunter of Great Britain has signed a contract to get his new novel published this year.

Even Mark Hunter is a more successful fiction writer than Mark Hunter.

Gah!

EDIT: I *also* just found out Michael Douglas is starring in a new movie coming out this fall, a remake of "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt". His character's name: Mark Hunter.

Why couldn't my parents have named me Englebert Humperdink?

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keith5by5
Aug. 11th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
You know Englebert Humperdink complains he wasn't named Mark Hunter?

Well okay, not really.
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
I could picture him complaining about his name!
millysdaughter
Aug. 11th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
I had one of "those" names. Nobody ever spelled it right--every school teacher gave me a hard time on the first day of school "Oh, look class, Nikki put down her nick name instead of her REAL name"

Now, weird names are far more common, but not so much in the 60s.
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
Everybody's got a name story! :-)

The trick is to pick a name that's unusual, but not TOO unusual. Just about everyone in the entertainment industry needs to have drug and psychological testing before naming their babies.
sp23
Aug. 11th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
But maybe that's a sign that good things are creeping ever closer to you. A Mark Hunter there, a Mark Hunter here. Soon it'll be the right Mark Hunter!
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Let's go with that theory!
enigmaticblues
Aug. 11th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
*pets you* Is it time for a pseudonym?
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
Sooner or later -- at least, it will be if the romances get published. I used to like "M. Richard Hunter", until the writing industry became flooded with writers who believed it was somehow arty to use their first initial and middle name.
willow_25
Aug. 11th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Even Engelbert Humperdink's parents didn't name him Engelbert Humperdink.
vovat
Aug. 11th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
The modern Engelbert Humperdinck's parents didn't, but the parents of the composer who died in 1921 did.
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
I'm sure it seemed like a good idea, at the time ...

Hey, it's Dr. Pipt's phonograh! I was just talking about that the other day.
vovat
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should use "Victor Columbia Edison" as your pseudonym. {g}
ozma914
Aug. 13th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
I like it! The publishers will probably shorten it to Victor C. Edison, of course.

Although I once heard a writer argue persuasively for a three word name, because he gets paid by the word. He figured that over a period of years it's gained him an extra 500 bucks!
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
His real name was John Smith, wasn't it? ;-)
kathyh
Aug. 11th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
If they had named you Englebert Humperdink you would have been appearing in our local concert hall quite soon and I could have gone and listened to you sing. What a missed opportunity *g*.
ozma914
Aug. 12th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Believe me -- missing an opportunity to hear me sing is a GOOD thing!
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