Venetia Phair Dies at 90, as a Girl, She Named Pluto.
The Pluto she named was the planet, not the Disney dog. It turns out that in 1930, Venetia, then 11, suggested to an astronomer-connected grandfather that the newly confirmed planet could be named Pluto, after the Roman god of the underworld. Venetia apparently was steeped in planets and classical myths.
Unfortunately, this kind of knowledge didn't come to be used by some.
Vinny "The Chin" Gigante, a mobster who died in a Federal penitentiary in 2005, spent a good deal of his time trying to convince the authorities of his mental incompetence by anonymously shuffling around the streets of Greenwich Village in a bathrobe, slippers and pajamas. Additionally, he was known to take showers using an opened umbrella.
The Feds may not have been able to close in if he spent his time more appropriately dressed as Pluto.