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Thread #99077   Message #1969836
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
16-Feb-07 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
I'm not really named after anyone, but my mother happened across my name in a book she read shortly before I was born. Coincidentally, it happened to be the same as the "real" name of the comic book character "Batman". Mom was totally unaware of that coincidence, not being a comic book reader. But I sometimes tell people I was named after Batman because it's more interesting than the truth.

Even more coincidentally, my father had brothers named "George Bruce" and "David Wayne", both of whom sent "Thanks for naming the kid after me." notes after I was born. I don't think Mom and Dad ever bothered to straighten them out.