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Off the subject and silly, but it's that kind of time.....
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I was looking through the cast of an old TV sitcom and saw the name Patty Turner. No big deal, except that I probably need new glasses grin and so sometimes at first glance I see words as something different from what they are, and I saw it as Paige Turner.

Paige Turner. ha

Ever actually know anyone with that name? There's got to be some.
Well let's look on PeopleFinder and see what comes up....

Many many.
Over 100 "Paige Turners."

I've just decided that this is on my bucket list: play in a chamber music concert or something where my page turner is someone named Paige Turner.

What other names like that could there be.....

Here's one: DeWight Keyes grin

What else:
Trebel Clef -- is that plausible?

Maybe just barely.

French Horne
Just barely too -- maybe.

Trey Corda

OK, maybe there aren't many decent ones besides Paige Turner.
But I think there could be lots more bad ones. ha

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PeopleFinder says there are Black Keyes and White Keyes.
And lots of Sharpes, like Beatrice and Cecily and George
And plenty of Flatts to even things out.


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Just change surname like Alicia Keys did.

What about Ledger Lines? Is that a name? One could change their name to that if they wanted.

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This doesn't relate to the piano, but one of the great horn players of all time was named....Anton Horner. Here's his obit from 1971:
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Anton Horner, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra for 44 years and its solo horn player for 28 years, died Saturday at the age of 94 in Springfield, Pa. Eugene Ormandy, the orchestra's musical director, paid tribute to Mr. Homer yesterday as “one of the greatest horn players of all time” Mr. Homer retired from the orchestra in 1946.

A native of Austria, he came to this country in 1895. He be gan his orchestral career here in 1899 with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Victor Herbert and toured Europe in 1900 with the Sousa Band. Joining the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1902 he played under all four of its musical directors: Fritz Scheel, Carl Pohlig, Leopold Stokowski and Mr. Ormandy.

For many years, Mr. Horner taught at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and many of his students and their students are in the country's leading orchestras.

He is survived by two daughters, Louise M. Homer and Mrs. Paul Dolan, and two grand children.

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Ok, this has absolutely nothing to do with piano, but this guy sings political parodies on Youtube. He's a comedian/musical singer/actor. He is openly gay and his name is Randy Rainbow. And this was his birth name! He didn't change it.



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One of the most noted neurologists in history was Dr. Brain.

Mild legend has it that there was a gyn doctor named Dr. Ovary. There really was a Dr. Ovary but, sorry to say, he was just an immunologist. (And I understand he pronounced it with the accent on the 2nd syllable.)

I think I've told this next one before. An old friend was a biologist who had an early specialty in bees, later moved to different areas of biology, but stayed really into bees and especially the different kinds of honey from different kinds of bees. Her apartment was a hoot: There was sort of a shelf going from room to room... I mean, they were actual shelves, but the "sort of" thing about it was that they looked like one continuous shelf, at the same level in each room and sort of connected, as though it was a single shelf winding around through most of the apartment. The shelves had jars of honey, identical jars, all labeled neatly with the kind of bee they came from. It was exquisite.

But here's the real thing:
She insisted that this all had nothing to do with her mother's first name being Honey. ha
I'm not making this up, and it's not like it was just a nickname. It was her mother's actual name.
Not only did she say it had nothing to do with it; she said she had never thought of it and nobody had ever suggested it before.

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I know an ob-gyn with the name of Dr Love


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Even more OT (as is my wont whistle), but it's a little-known fact that naming your child after someone famous imbues said child to become......famous. Or at least, a cut above the hoi polloi, musically speaking.

But only if the famous celebrity is one W.A.Mozart.

Two examples come to mind: Erich Wolfgang Korngold (more gold than corn, despite his detractors) was named by his father Leopold Julius after Wolfie (see the double connection there?), and little Erich Wolfie went on to become an even more prodigious prodigy than his illustrious namesake, though he matured too early and went to Hollywood to develop the now famous Hollywood brand of blockbuster movie music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z5jvs8Pibg (even Presidents know the value of associating with Wolfie.... thumb)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh-zgY3ncrI



And then there was Mozart Guarnieri, the famous Brazilian composer named after the most famous composer who ever lived, such that he was ashamed of his given name and borrowed his mother's. But he prospered as a composer, nevertheless:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YgRaiU8yTw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoUKcrV2UAA


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Let's see.

Uma Chorda... Frenchie Horne.

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Originally Posted by dogperson
I know an ob-gyn with the name of Dr Love

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How about Des Cant?


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Years ago, my parents used to see a dentist named Dr. Skulnik and a back doctor named Dr. Bakrak.


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I had a pulmonary specialist as a kid named Dr. Ead.

Dr. Ead. Dread. Haha

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The Dentist who implemented the torture program called braces on my teeth was called Dr Pain.

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Originally Posted by chopinetto
Let's see.

Uma Chorda...

Or Oona Corda
Tim Panny
Claire Annette
Tam Bourine


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Nice jobs on all these extra ones!

Let's see if anything else....

I think this one was actually used once by Peter Schickele:
Tessie Tura


What else...

Kay Denza
Dacapo Alfeenay
Viola da Gamba

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How about Preston Confuoco? lol

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Originally Posted by chopinetto
How about Preston Confuoco? lol

Could be a world-class sprinter, or a porno actor. grin

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Originally Posted by Mark_C
One of the most noted neurologists in history was Dr. Brain.

Mild legend has it that there was a gyn doctor named Dr. Ovary. There really was a Dr. Ovary but, sorry to say, he was just an immunologist. (And I understand he pronounced it with the accent on the 2nd syllable.)

My wife (an OB) trained with physicians named Dr. Hurt, Dr. Bump, and Dr. Christmas ... I kid you not.

Back on musical themes,

I'm sure Dee Major (or Minor) would get a raised eyebrow.

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Originally Posted by Mark_C
One of the most noted neurologists in history was Dr. Brain.

Mild legend has it that there was a gyn doctor named Dr. Ovary. There really was a Dr. Ovary but, sorry to say, he was just an immunologist. (And I understand he pronounced it with the accent on the 2nd syllable.)

My wife (an OB) trained with physicians named Dr. Hurt, Dr. Bump, and Dr. Christmas ... I kid you not.

Back on musical themes,

I'm sure Dee Major (or Minor) would get a raised eyebrow.

Hey, dad!! smile
Good to see you. Somehow I haven't seen you on here literally in years!


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