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What's in a Name?

Submitted By:MarcM1098
Fun:**** (3.29)
Difficulty:*** (2.17)

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.

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by logicgenius08/29/10
I got all of them with the hint. :D Although I couldn't figure what Amanda Lynn ment.

Posted by KarmaKat08/30/10
Yep definately needed the hint lol. And I had no clue about the Amanda Lynn also. it confused me for a while :-? :oops:

Posted by thebrain78911/24/10
The teaser is wonderful, but the Amanda Lynn thing is too hard.

Posted by ginnysaurus12/13/10
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!

Posted by kwelchans12/13/10
My first thought was Bill King (bilking) for a politician. :D :lol:

Posted by papiermeister12/13/10
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... :roll:

Posted by flyfisher12/13/10
Nice Teaser, I got Bill and Warren then had to look at the hint and got the rest. 8)

Posted by bradon18200112/19/10
Clever, but not too difficult. Thanks for posting.

Posted by Candi706/12/12
Really? Because Bill Ding was the only one I got without the hint besides Warren Peace.

Posted by dangerouspie10106/12/12
Oh man that was hard... I stink at these type of things... I only got peace.

Posted by Obilio05/03/13
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.

Posted by Babe12/13/13
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! :D

Posted by lukasiwicz12/13/13
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.

Posted by HABS293312/13/13
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.

Posted by auntiesis12/13/13
I needed the hint to get them all, but it was fun. :D :D

Posted by Maggiethe8th12/13/13
I always like MarcM's teasers-needed the hints, but very enjoyable! :D

Posted by mrbill5112/13/16
Fun and enjoyable teaser; I got them all but had to use the hint for a couple of them.

Posted by dbakashojou12/14/16
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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