Names & Naming

“What’s more important to a man than his name? I don’t care for mine [Adrian] overmuch, but if another man speaks it wrongly I’m mortally offended. If he cannot get my name right it is as if he does not care who I am. My name is myself.”

(Jan Mark, Stratford Boys, Hodder, 2003)


“It’s not your fault, Adrian; it’s ours, we should have called you BRETT!”

(Sue Townsend, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, 1984)