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People think my name is unusual, but that doesn’t necessarily help much. Actually, Krikorian is a very common Armenian name, which is why there’s a writer named Mark Krikorian in California, a stock broker in Philly, a telecom executive in Atlanta, the former head coach of the now-defunct women’s soccer team in Philadelphia, and the now-dead architect of many of modern Armenia’s important public buildings. And since my name starts with a K and ends with an -ian, I constantly have to tell people I’m not related to Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian — neither one of us is the other!