My article on having a common name is in the new National Review.
Most people seem to know a John Miller or two: You might say that every Tom, Dick, and Harry has a John Miller for a friend. … Our name is legion, for we are many. Search it on Wikipedia: People with my name currently command the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf and serve as the archbishop of Vancouver. We invented a key component for roller coasters. Tom Hanks played one of us in Saving Private Ryan. We’ve been in the news lately, too. On Election Day, a John Miller lost the race for attorney general in Massachusetts.