What’s in a name? We’re all born with one. We have no say in it, whatsoever. Yet many grow to take great pride in their surname. Others may find themselves in loathe of their title, and a rare few will go so far as to change it entirely.
Whether we like it or not, our family name comes to describe us, our history, and our legacy. When we hear our name, our ears perk up. And when our name pops up in popular culture, we take special note.
Which is why I paid a little extra attention while viewing the recent film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Going in, I knew very little about the movie. I didn’t know it was based on a novel by Ransom Riggs. I didn’t even realize it was directed by Tim Burton. And I most certainly did not know that the film’s villain, played by the ever astute Samuel L. Jackson, was soberingly christened Mr. Barron.
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