By Samantha Grossman
November 13, 2015

Taylor Swift is the world’s biggest pop star, but Taylor Swift is also a photographer from Seattle. Donald Trump is a real estate mogul and a Republican presidential candidate, but Donald Trump is also the CEO of a cancer institute in Virginia. Matthew Broderick is a famous actor, but Matthew Broderick is also a hospital administrator and part-time artist.

For every famous person you can think of, there’s likely a regular person out there with the same name — and that shared moniker presents a whole set of issues most of us never think about.

We decided to track down a few people in this situation and find out what it’s really like to share your name with a celebrity.

Contact us at editors@time.com.

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