'I was articled to W D Menzies & Co [now Menzies] in the early 60's and one of the partners was a Mr William Ledger.
All articled clerks had to take a turn on the switchboard and it was amusing to hear clients asking to speak to "Mr Ledger, the accountant" as if it was a game of Happy Families.
'Our amusement didn't end there, as we also imagined the young William doing National Service as Private Ledger before taking a commission to become, eventually, General Ledger.
'Bill, as he was known, but not to his face, had in fact served in the Marines, making him "Sails" Ledger.
We finally planned a post-military career for Bill as the warden of a bird sanctuary - wait for it - "Perches" Ledger.Have you ever encountered any other appropriately named accountants?
With thanks and due credit to AccountancyAge, Taking Stock blog