steepholm (steepholm) wrote,
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Time to change my name?

I came across this in the Wikipedia entry for Aleister Crowley, of all places. It's the reason he gave for changing his name from Alexander:

"I had read in some book or other that the most favourable name for becoming famous was one consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee, as at the end of a hexameter: like 'Jeremy Taylor'."

Is there any truth in this? Presumably Daniel Handler thinks so.
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