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What's in a Name?


Puzzle ID:#47839
Fun:**** (3.28)
Difficulty:*** (2.19)
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****




Some people's names (such as "Will Power") suggest a certain personality or career choice. Given below are some last names and professions (in no particular order). For each last name, your task is to think of a common first name, such that it suggests one of the given professions. Each last name and profession must be used just once.
Example: Sonny Day would suggest a meteorologist.

Last Names: Ding, Flay, King, Lynn, Payne, Peace
Professions: Musician, Author, Chef, Comedian, Architect, Politician

The hint provides the first names.


First Names: Amanda, Bill, Cam, Joe, Sue, Warren

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Aug 29, 2010

I got all of them with the hint. Although I couldn't figure what Amanda Lynn ment.
Aug 30, 2010

Yep definately needed the hint lol. And I had no clue about the Amanda Lynn also. it confused me for a while
Nov 24, 2010

The teaser is wonderful, but the Amanda Lynn thing is too hard.
Dec 13, 2010

I got Warren Peace, Sue Flay, and Joe King without the hints, then I got the rest with the hints. I loved this one. Very fun!
Dec 13, 2010

My first thought was Bill King (bilking) for a politician.
Dec 13, 2010

Seriously, I know a girl named Amanda Lynn - she's the daughter of a musician friend of my dad's. Get it? A Mandolin! HAR! i love that one!
I thought Bill Ding was the hard one...
Dec 13, 2010

Nice Teaser, I got Bill and Warren then had to look at the hint and got the rest.
Dec 19, 2010

Clever, but not too difficult. Thanks for posting.
Jun 12, 2012

Really? Because Bill Ding was the only one I got without the hint besides Warren Peace.
Jun 12, 2012

Oh man that was hard... I stink at these type of things... I only got peace.
May 03, 2013

I only got Bill w/o the hint. It was fun to try, though. I thought maybe Chopin Flay for the chef and Viol Lynn for the musician ( I've lived in the N.C. mountain area and Viol would be a perfectly valid name there, at least.
Dec 13, 2013

I had no idea what I was supposed to do until I looked at the hint and then realized what a clever teaser it is. It made me smile. Liked that one!
Dec 13, 2013

I got Ty Payne ("typing") for author, and Warren Peace (statesman dealing with such issues) for politician. I think these puzzles are better constructed when they don't permit multiple answers.
Dec 13, 2013

The issue with Warren Peace for politician, is that it sounds like that is a real person. The teaser does not ask to name real people - which depending geographical location and age of the person reading the teaser or the time since the teaser was written would be next to impossible, unless said person was intentionally well known. I would actually wager a guess that this man's parents were Tolstoy fans and thought they were being clever.
I got them all (eventually) though I too had Bill King as the politician.
Dec 13, 2013

I needed the hint to get them all, but it was fun.
Dec 13, 2013

I always like MarcM's teasers-needed the hints, but very enjoyable!
Dec 13, 2016

Fun and enjoyable teaser; I got them all but had to use the hint for a couple of them.
Dec 14, 2016

Warren and Cam are just not common names in my neck of the woods! All the others I got, although I did use Vi for Vi Lynn

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