Have you been executed?

As it’s a fairly quiet day today on the old deaths front (see below) we thought we might try another one of our popular social experiments and today’s is the curious titled, but ridiculously simple question of whether you have the same name of one of the ‘Execution of the Day’ alumni.

So we’re basically calling all William Wallaces, Anne Boleyns, Derek Bentleys, Ted Bundys, Albert Fishs and Gary Gilmores to come forward and make yourself known.

If you know you’re named after anyone who’s been executed (whether we’ve featured them or not) or you know someone who is please leave us a comment and let us know.

Do people ever pick up and comment on it? Have you ever thought about changing it to something less conspicuous? When did you realise you shared the name? Were you born first and feel they robbed you of your identity with their infamy? Or do you simply not care?

Hope to hear from you soon and for those who just came here for the daily dose of death, here it is…

26 September 1818 – John Moores

John Moores was put to death for burglary.

He was hanged in Chester in 1818.

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2 Responses to “Have you been executed?”

  1. Lisa Says:

    I don’t have the name of an executee, but a girl in my class is named Martha Beck. Eva Currie is the name of a girl in my neighborhood. (Eva Coo, née Eva Curry, is a woman who was electrocuted in New York in 1935. Their names aren’t spelled the same, but they’re pronounced the same and are pretty similar!)

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