I get a kick out of people who share the same name. Whether it be football players with the same name as musical legends or physicists and biologists causing confusion because of their names, I can’t get enough. Thanks to Doc Hawks I can add another name to my list. It’s population geneticist David Begun and anthropologist David Begun. This caused a bit of confusion on my part, as I was wondering why David Begun (the Drosophila population geneticists) had written a review of a book on primate evolution. Turns out it was the other David Begun (the anthropologist), with whom I was previously not familiar.
Is there a name for such a phenomenon? Synonom perhaps?