AnnNettie has provided a comprehensive and accurate answer so I won't try to improve on it. However, I'd like to add a little-known fact that some people may consider supports belief in reincarnation.
If I said, "I was Nefertiti's father," every Egyptologist on the planet would agree with me.
Yet, if I wrote, "I was Nefertiti's father" they would laugh me out of court.
Why? Because Nefertiti was the daughter of Aye (whose name was pronounced as Eye or I) so it's quite accurate to SAY it but a load of old cobblers to WRITE it.
Now that you've been armed with that snippet of knowledge, go out and win yourself a few bets.