Aptronym Watch: Sue Yoo Too!
Meet a born lawyer.
It doesn't get any better than Sue Yoo, an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, N.Y. I got 20 bucks says she's going to make partner.
Jeffrey M. Advokat is a lawyer in Morristown, N.J.
Laura Knott-Twine founded, in 1985, the Windham Textile and History Museum in Windham, Conn. ("thread city"). She also served as its executive director for many years.
Cynthia Houser is a realtor in Silver Spring, Md.
William Dement, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Stanford.
David Dollar is an economist at the World Bank.
*aptronym (n): A name that inadvertently describes its bearer's occupation. Widely attributed to Franklin P. Adams, aka "F.P.A.," whose newspaper column, "The Conning Tower," was popular during the 1920s and 1930s.
Updated Aptronym Yellow Pages:
Dr. Richard Madden (Hudson, N.Y.)
Alan Heavens (University of Edinburgh)
Margaret Spellings (Secretary of Education)
Jaime Lachica Cardinal Sin (former archbishop of Manila)
Ngoc Quang Chu, DDS (Bethesda, Md.)
Dalbert Fear, Jr., DDS (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Ken Hurt, DDS (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Kenneth Krowne, DDS (Brookline, Mass.)
Les Plack, DDS (San Francisco, Calif.)
Anthony J. Puller, DDS (Richmond, Va.)
Randall Toothaker, DDS (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Barth, Lacy, and Craig Toothman (Columbus, Ohio)
Brian Baldinger (former defensive lineman, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts *, and Philadelphia Eagles)
Joey Goodspeed (former running back, St. Louis Rams)
Quentin Jammer (cornerback for the San Diego Chargers)
Timothy Noah is a former Slate staffer. His book about income inequality is The Great Divergence.