Loser's Guide to Life
It's well known that “Enola Gay” was the pilot Tibbets's mother's name; according to Wikipedia, she, in turn, was named for a character in a novel her father had liked. They don't name the novel, but I assume it is Enola, or, Her Fatal Mistake (1886), by Mary Young Ridenbaugh, whose other book is a biography of her grandfather, Biography of Ephraim McDowell, M.D., “the Father of Ovariotomy”.
But who names his daughter after a character in a novel? And what sort of person names his aircraft after his mother?
Labels: Things Named After People
I suppose it is rather odd to name your daughter after a character in a novel. Though, better that than after a fruit - or whatever else people are naming children after, nowadays. At least characters in literature are, typically, given actual human names.
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