As a rookie reporter at Ragan, I burst into sophomoric gales of laughter when I ran across on our subscriber rolls the name, Richard Puffer. Dick Puffer! Dick Puffer! Hah! Hah! Hah! I called him up to get a quote for a story and to see if I could keep a straight face when he answered the phone, "Richard Puffer."
He answered the phone, "Dick Puffer."
Since then, I have made a casual study of the best names in the communication business. Vinca LaFleur is a speechwriter I know, Nova Newcomer is an up-and-coming communication consultant and Tack Cornelius is a speechwriter friend.
I wonder if you have any favorite communication names to add, or—hell, it's Friday—non-communicators' names, for that matter.