12 People who share names with infamous celebrities reveal their experiences and they're hilarious

12 People who share names with infamous celebrities reveal their experiences and they're hilarious

Have you ever thought about what it's like to share a name with a famous person? Easy peasy table reservations at exclusive restaurants, free entry to the latest hot clubs and hundreds of extra followers on social media all spring to mind, right?

However, having the same moniker as a celeb isn't all fun and games. In fact, things can get pretty nasty if you happen to be mistaken for a famous person who is completely despised by the general public. This is something that came to public attention when people recently took to Twitter to tell their tales of woe. Needless to say, I think I'll be keeping the name my mum and dad gave me for now...

 It all started when Brett Kavanagh tweeted. No, not that Brett Kavanagh

People who shared his pain immediately replied

Turns out, there were a lot of people who had the same problem

And we mean a lot

Unsurprisingly, many of them shared names with politicians...

Was there a decent politician out there? It sure didn't look like it

The tweets seemed to shine a light on a previously unidentified section of society who are discriminated against for no other reason but their name

That's rough...

However, the tweets made some people realise they hadn't had it all that bad

In fact, there were some lighthearted - but still minorly traumatic - stories out there

Hey Siri, what's the weather going to be like in my area today?

This guy wins

Are you thanking God that your parents didn't name you after a famous person now? Me too.