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  • #4899
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Is the consensus that “Bexley” is his middle name, or part of his surname?

    #103841
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I always thought Bexley was the surname, “Speed” was the nickname.

    Kind of like Michael Jordan being nicknamed Air Jordan.

    #103842
    hummingbird
    Participant

    I’ve always taken it to be his middle name, as Lister names one of his sons Bexley, but I suppose it could be either.

    #103846
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    I’ve always thought that it was the middle name.

    #103847
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Middle name.

    #103848
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    Good ol’ James Speed, eh?

    #103857
    Carlito
    Participant

    Double-barrelled surname, in my opinion. Jim Bexley-Speed.

    If it has ever appeared written otherwise in anything ‘official’, I propose that hyphens have become obsolete in the future.

    #103858
    Dave
    Participant

    It never occurred to me that it could be anything other than a middle name.

    It doesn’t seem right though: “Are you one of the Milton Keynes Bexley-Speeds?”

    #103859
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    Perhaps in the future there was another celebrity that had the name James Speed and Jim used his middle professionally to differentiate from the other guy.

    #103860
    Andrew
    Participant

    Joe Willie Namath, cited by Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters II. That is all.

    #103862
    Mr Flibble
    Participant

    I vote for Speed being his surname and Bexley being his middle name.

    As to hyphens becoming extinct – Sabrina Mulholland-Jjones?

    #103863
    Carlito
    Participant

    > As to hyphens becoming extinct – Sabrina Mulholland-Jjones?

    How do you know her name is hyphenated? You assume? Or is it credited on screen? (can’t recall)

    Probably the hyphen is related to Lister changing the timeline… the extinction of the hyphen is intrinsically linked – somehow – to Lister turning out the way he did…

    Jim Bexley-Speed is never credited on-screen (to my knowledge) so we’ll never know… until he makes his special cameo appearance in series IX, that is…

    #103864
    cheesegirl1986
    Participant

    I know this doesn’t add anything to the debate (if that’s what it is) but…

    She’s me bird.

    #103865
    redhead85
    Participant

    I think my brain just melted…

    #103867
    Andrew
    Participant

    Speed is named in the books. Jjones Is hyphenated. And Bexley’s like the Lee in John Lee Hooker or the Thomas in Paul Thomas Anderson.

    #103874

    > or the Thomas in Paul Thomas Anderson.

    Draaaaaaaainage! Draaaaainage, Eli, you boy…

    #103879
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    Now I think about it, does anyone have any idea who played ol’ Jimmy boy in the photo he ‘happily’ posed with Lister for?

    #103880
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Hmm.

    Still, though, “BEXLEY SPEED” would look better (and more distinctive) on the back of a shirt than just “SPEED”, wouldn’t it? I think I’m going to take artistic licence on this one…

    #103884
    Jo
    Participant

    You could go for “J B Speed” or is that too rubbish?

    #103885
    Tanya Jones
    Participant

    I’ve named the little hamster in Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box ‘Bexley’. But yes, Seb, Bexley Speed would probably look better!

    #103894
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >You could go for ?J B Speed? or is that too rubbish?

    I did actually ponder that originally! But I’ve now bought enough letters to make BEXLEY SPEED (I needed two packs in order to have enough Es)… We’ll see what looks good, anyway ;-)

    #103899
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    surely they should account for E being very popular? or was there 3 in a pack and you needed one more?

    #103900
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    There were 3 in a pack ;-)

    It now looks like it is going to be “J B SPEED”, anyway, due to space constraints…

    #103906
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    put the letters in a microwave, make them smaller… unless they’re made of Marshmallow in which case DON’T!

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