Whoa, here’s some crazy shit about Sean Malone from his personal website:
My name, as it appears on my birth certificate is actually spelled ‘Shawn’. During high school and part of college a friend of mine and I not only shared classes, but the same exact name: Shawn Patrick Malone. Our grades and papers were forever being mixed up, and switching to “Sean” helped to clear that up, so I got used to it and kept it. My name appears as “Shawn” on the Cynic album because it was suggested that could keep things clearer in interviews because Reinert’s name is “Sean”, but it didn’t work.