First in a series: What's the significance of your first name?
According to the Hatrack Emeritus I was named after a comic strip character he had loved from his boyhood. I had always doubted this story since he exhibits the requisite Hatrack humor and none of my multitudinous siblings* have any apparent significance in their names. But now I'm not so sure. I looked up the comic strip while I was writing this to find out how old it is. Turns out my middle name is the character's surname. So, yeah, apparently I was named after a depression era comic strip.
*My oldest brother is a Junior, but that's pretty common.
EDIT TO ADD: Save your middle name stories for next week, or we'll have nothing to talk about then. :)