A smart man meets three smart persons (Raj, Lisa and Nick) for the very first time. They ask him his name.
He writes 12 full names on a piece of paper and puts it in front of them. He says his full name is one of the 12.
Then he separately writes down his first name on a piece of paper and only gives it to Raj. So the other two don’t get to see it.
He writes down his middle initial on another piece of paper and only gives it to Lisa. Again Nick and Raj don’t see that.
Then he writes down his surname (last name) on a piece of paper and only gives it to Nick. Raj and Lisa don’t see it.
He asks Raj: Do you know my full name?
Raj responds: No I do not. But I know they do not either.
The man looks at Lisa.
Lisa responds: Hmm. I did not know before Raj spoke and I do not know now.
The man looks at Nick.
Nick says: I did not know before, but now I know your full name.
Raj says: Now I know it too.
Lisa says: Me too.
So what is his full name?
Loosely based on a structure of another puzzle to be disclosed after answers are in.