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On 07/09/2011 05:24 PM, Sai wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 15:34, Padraic Brown<[log in to unmask]>  wrote:
>>> (I'm sure you can think of a dozen such people off the top
>>> of your
>>> head) and someone who is legally mononymic.
>> Actually, I rather doubt I could, although if you named some I could
>> probably say I've at least heard of them! As for stage names, I do in fact
>> *strongly* differentiate between these as artistic affectations and
>> real names, whether binymic, mononymic or otherwise.
> Oh? How do you feel about Molière, Voltaire, Sting, Eminem, Lula,
> Teller, Oprah, Madonna, Liberace, Cher, …?
>
> Do you even know which of those are state-recognized mononyms and
> which are "merely" artistic affectations? Does it matter?

I'd be curious to see how many of those are registered trademarks.I 
truly do not see this as a priviledge of the few. That few, apart from