Since reading about aptronyms, names that fit their holders, at Away with Words and on the Freakonomics blog, we've all been having the occasional smile as we notice new ones.
Like any town this size, we have lots of aptronyms in the local scene. There is a Dr. Bonebrake — said to be a bone guy (though I haven't confirmed that), to give one example.
The City of Madison is really strong in this regard. Our waste and recycling person is George Dreckman, who's kind of a local personality. The missus (not her real name) got her new bike license yesterday, with a letter, as she pointed out, signed by Bicycle Registration Coordinator John Rider. Our Common Council includes alders named Clear, Judge and Solomon. No wonder our town is relatively well run. I don't even need to mention the pronunciation maven Miss Pronouncer (a French name? OK, I confess, not her real name either).
Where will it go from here? My hopes are on a leader for the Republican Assembly minority leader named Dr. Eeevil. (OK, my hopes are on a Republican minority in the Assembly generally, but that's off topic ... .)