Perhaps it was just the silly season. Perhaps it was something deeper (i.e. can your name dictate your life?) but the other day we had a joyous run of names that were slightly too close to the story. the question is - when do you turn down an interviewee for having a name that is too distracting?
Well, we didn't turn down Professor Lean when he spoke about obesity. Nor did we refuse Mr Crook air time when he was talking about his fight to not be extradited to the US (though we were relieved he didn't get his lawyer on air - being a Mr Law.) But we thought the Thai girl called Supaporn might cause a few moments of mirth.
Silly names are also a good source of merriment in the news room. It would be great to engineer a way to get this police officer on.