Monday, July 02, 2007

What's In A Name?

Watching the Concert for Diana last night I was reminded that Elton has a peculiar middle name. Well, Elton in his previous incarnation as Reginald Hercules Dwight, that is.

The old grey cells then began working overtime. That Bloody Awful Noel? Middle name Ernest. W H Auden? Wystan Hugh. Hmm, not surprising that he went by his initials.

But which of our local luminaries rejoices in the mezzo moniker Greville?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not Sandy Gravel/Greville Beach by any chance?

Eastcliff Richard said...

It's good but it's not right, as my old Catchphrase chum Roy Walker used to say.

Anonymous said...

Just for complete accuracy Reg's original middle name was Kenneth, he took Hercules only when he became Elton. Word is he wanted to be named after Steptoe's horse!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yes, Steptoe's horse, of course!

Staying with old sitcoms, Reg Varney, star of On The Buses, was famous for opening the first what in Enfield 40 years ago?

Oh, and we still haven't come up with an answer for Greville.

Keep you all guessing said...

I know the answer to that one!

Anonymous said...

Was it All Bar One?

Lucy Mail said...

That Greville wouldn't be accompanied by a bit of S&M, by any chance?
Maybe we should start calling him Cleft Palate Toaster Boy?
A bit of a mouthfull, I know, but only if you don't have a cleft palate!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Oh no, it's that Greville woman again!

Tony said...

Re; Reg Varney. Would it be the first bank hole in the wall?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Correct! Barclays in fact.

I've never opened a cash machine, but I've done a fair few shopping malls in my time.

And Greville? Or has Lucy given it away?

Tony said...

Your favourite blogger Mr M?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Bingo! Although it's Dr M to the likes of you and me.

Lucy Mail said...

Interesting to note that Greville is an anagram of 'Evil Gerl' or even 'Liver Leg'.
I think that 'Ill Verge', 'Level Rig', 'Gill Veer' and 'Viler Gel' have something going for them too.
Particularly that last!

Lucy Mail said...

God, I'm bored today!

Greville said...

Grrr! That pesky pig - I'll giv' 'er 'ell!