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The FREAKest Links: “4real Wayne Smith” Edition

Here’s even more support for Levitt’s theory about the frequency of criminals having the middle name “Wayne”: Australian Christopher Wayne Hudson was arrested outside Melbourne and charged with triple homicide. (Hat Tip: Caty Harris.)

Via CNN: Two New Zealand parents have been forbidden by the country’s Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages from naming their son “4real,” under the reasoning that numerals aren’t permitted in first names. (Hat tip: Ryan Hayhurst.)

And, in non-name news: the International Symposium on Forecasting begins this Sunday, gathering economists, financial analysts, and scientists to wrestle with the predictive possibilities for climate change, sports, and investing.