The classic purported around the interwebs is of Dennis the Dentist or Lawrence the Lawyer - the idea that a person is likely to choose a career or place to live because it reminds them of their name. I've read some contrary reports on this but this paper: "Why Susie Sells Seashells by the Seashore: Implicit Egotism and Major Life Decisions" seems to be the origin. So is this a real phenomenon and is the decision really about people's own names? Is it more likely to be a form of pareidolia from those conducting the studies? I'm skeptical of the claim for many reasons, but there seems to be a reported correlation at least.