Aptronym Watch: Sue Yoo Too!

Meet a born lawyer.

It doesn’t get any better than Sue Yoo, an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, N.Y. I got 20 bucks says she’s going to make partner.

More aptronyms*:

Jeffrey M. Advokat  is a lawyer in Morristown, N.J.

Laura Knott-Twine  founded, in 1985, the Windham Textile and History Museum  in Windham, Conn. (“thread city”). She also served as its executive director for many years.

Cynthia Houser is a realtor in Silver Spring, Md.

William Dement, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Stanford.

David Dollar  is an economist at the World Bank.
*aptronym (n): A name that inadvertently describes its bearer’s occupation. Widely attributed to Franklin P. Adams, aka “F.P.A.,” whose newspaper column, “The Conning Tower,” was popular during the 1920s and 1930s.

Updated Aptronym Yellow Pages:

Anger Management
Dr. Richard Madden (Hudson, N.Y.)

Alan Heavens (University of Edinburgh)

Cabinet Secretaries
Margaret Spellings (Secretary of Education)

Jaime Lachica Cardinal Sin (former archbishop of Manila)

Ngoc Quang Chu, DDS (Bethesda, Md.)
Dalbert Fear, Jr., DDS (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Ken Hurt, DDS (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Kenneth Krowne, DDS (Brookline, Mass.)
Les Plack, DDS (San Francisco, Calif.)
Anthony J. Puller, DDS (Richmond, Va.)
Randall Toothaker, DDS (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Barth, Lacy, and Craig Toothman (Columbus, Ohio)

David Dollar (economist at the World Bank)

Food Critics
Jamie Maw (Vancouver magazine)

Football Players
Brian Baldinger (former defensive lineman, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts *, and Philadelphia Eagles)
Joey Goodspeed (former running back, St. Louis Rams)
Quentin Jammer (cornerback for the San Diego Chargers)

Angel Colon(Annapolis, Md.)

Dr. Bonnie Beaver (West Hills, Calif.)
Dr. Harry Beaver, retired (Fairfax, Va.)
Sheldon H. Cherry (New York, N.Y.)
Dr. Hyman Meltzer, deceased (Chicago)

Jeffrey M. Advokat, (Morristown, N.J.)
Sue Yoo  (Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, N.Y.)
Leadership Expert
Jack Christ (Ripon College, Ripon, Wis.)

Leon Billings
Robert Cashdollar

Francine Prose (New York, N.Y.)

Office Supplies and Equipment
Dean Boring, president, Boring Office Supplies (Lakeland, Fla.)

Dr. Kevin Blinder (Washington University)

David Bird (director, Avian Science and Conservation Center, McGill University, Canada)

Performing Arts
Sarah Slipper (former dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet)

Dr. Allen Korn (Washington, D.C.)

John Lawless (Haverstraw, N.Y.)

Dr. Jules Angst (emeritus professor of psychiatry, University of Zurich)
Roberta L. Nutt, Ph.D. (director, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, Texas Women’s University)
William Dement, M.D. (professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Stanford)

Race-car Drivers
Scott Goodyear
Scott Speed

Rapists, Convicted
Robert Raper (Boston, Mass.)

Ann Greathouse (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Cynthia Houser (Silver Spring, Md.)

Religion, Professors of
Terry Godlove (Hofstra University)

Risk Management
John C. Chicken (author, The Philosophy of Risk)

Sexual Misconduct Researcher
Charol Shakeshaft

Am Rong (Khmer Rouge spokesman, Cambodia)
Tony Snow (Washington, D.C.)
Larry Speakes (Reagan White House flak)

Laura Knott-Twine, (founder, Windham Textile and History Museum in Windham, Conn., known as “Thread City.”)

Dr. Richard (“Dick”) Chopp (Austin, Texas)
Dr. Dennis Peters (Pensacola, Fla.)
Dr. Alexander Philpott (Wheat Ridge, Colo.)
Dr. Keith Waterhouse, retired (New York, N.Y.)

*Correction, May 2: Earlier versions of these listings made erroneous reference to the “Indiana Colts.” Click here to return to the corrected entry.