what's in a name?

For Future Reference, Fnu Lnu Is Not a Real Person

Today the New York Times highlights the placeholder name “Fnu Lnu,” which stands for “First name unknown, Last name unknown.” The term is used commonly in court documents, but isn’t as well known as “John Doe,” leading some to assume it’s a real name. The mix-up has sparked many practical jokes and a newspaper correction that inspired an Off Broadway play. KTVU and NTSB, consider yourselves warned.

For Future Reference, Fnu Lnu Isn’t Real