This phrase was coined by New Scientist magazine several years ago. It describes the tendency of people to gravitate towards jobs and careers that fit their surname. Whilst listening to Gardeners Question Time this afternoon, it struck me that two of the presenters display this tendency - Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood.
It started me wondering whether more gardeners display nominative determinism, or indeed whether any bloggers have gravitated towards jobs based on their names. Mind you, having racked my brain to think of more gardening examples, I've failed, so perhaps Bob and Pippa are the only examples.