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It would be pretty weird if, one day, a dictator named John Smith arose and ordered a mass persecution of an ethnicity. After he was defeated, everyone with the first name "John" and/or last name "Smith" would want their name changed so as to not be associated with the dictator in any way, and both of those names would become pretty non-existent, amirite?

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There would be a family come along and name their kid John so they can cause some controversy.

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Don't act all friendly to me! And don't think that I don't know what you're planning, Smith!

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@RobotDevil Don't act all friendly to me! And don't think that I don't know what you're planning, Smith!

One might think that the robot devil would be more apt to help conquer humanity.

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There are still people in Germany named Adolf.

@AtheisticMystic There are still people in Germany named Adolf.

Well, I for one would want my name changed after that happened.

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Yeah, you might find an Adolf around still, but someone with the last name Hitler wouldn't go name their first son that, I would like to believe. I can't imagine names like John or Smith falling out of popularity, though. John has remained popular for centuries.

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I don't think anybody stopped using the name 'Robert', and I'm pretty sure Mogabe is a dictator.

Yeah, but no one's actually called John Smith. Except the Doctor occasionally.

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