“I once had a dentist named Dr. Fillmore”: Stories of nominative determinism
There’s a theory that people are drawn to work that fits their name. This hour, an exploration of nominative determinism. Plus, a look at the different ways your name impacts your life.
- David Bird: Emeritus professor of wildlife biology and director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre of McGill University
- Brett Pelham: Professor of psychology at Montgomery College
- Tess Terrible: Senior producer of Where We Live on Connecticut Public
- Laura Wattenberg: Naming expert, author of The Baby Name Wizard, and the creator of Namerology
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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired February 16, 2023.