Speaking of which, the next stand-up comic to adopt an aptronym (or an inaptronym) stands a great chance of being immortalized on a Wiki page, quicker than most others.I wonder if I should start trying for gigs using the stage-name Mei Q. Laffard...
Elephants are surprisingly easy to overlook and behave erraticly if you split their group (e.g. by carelessly driving a car between the group). It is not unusual for cars to be hit by elephants running to their mother.
Still, don't fear elephants to much: Hippos are actually dangerous as hell. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippopotamus#Aggression
EDIT: I wonder how many of these people were drawn to their careers by the fact that they were aptly named for the career choice. I imagine the first time Chris Moneymaker considered playing poker his name was brought up in the conversation.
Comedy gold, circa 1700.
I've seen people named Sony, Panasonic and Honda because their parents thought of some home appliances which happen to sit nearby (true story).
In Germany, we see Pseudo Names as just a passing fancy.
(Sent in by Brian Clifford)