The Setting: New York City, 1958
The Name: Robert Lane names his newborn son “Winner.” The child's future success is assured.
The Twist: Three years later, Robert fathers another boy. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he asked his daughter what to name the baby. Her response: "Well, we've got a Winner, why don't we have a Loser?"
The Results: Loser Lane attended prep school on a scholarship. After college, he joined the New York Police Department. He is currently a decorated police sergeant in the South Bronx.
Meanwhile, Winner Lane has accrued over 30 arrests for burglary, domestic violence, trespassing, resisting arrest, and assorted other acts of mayhem.
The Conclusion: Destiny has a sense of humor. (More at Salon.)