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Well, sure, but you'd think ''The Simpsons'' killed any demand for the name. Know any English-speaking Homers under the age of twenty? "Hannibal" might be another example. --[[User:Old Dickens|Old Dickens]] ([[User talk:Old Dickens|talk]]) 15:41, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Well, sure, but you'd think ''The Simpsons'' killed any demand for the name. Know any English-speaking Homers under the age of twenty? "Hannibal" might be another example. --[[User:Old Dickens|Old Dickens]] ([[User talk:Old Dickens|talk]]) 15:41, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Both Gawain and Wayne come from the same source: Gawain is an ancient British name, i.e. the ancestor of modern Welsh and Cornish, and Wayne is anglicised from the modern Welsh Owain, which ultimately comes from the Bible (being a cambrianised form of John.)

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The Simpsons predates this wiki by more than a decade; someone considered Homer? --Old Dickens (talk) 02:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

I think they mean Homer, author of the Illiad and The Oddysey. -Jagra (talk) 10:10, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Well, sure, but you'd think The Simpsons killed any demand for the name. Know any English-speaking Homers under the age of twenty? "Hannibal" might be another example. --Old Dickens (talk) 15:41, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Both Gawain and Wayne come from the same source: Gawain is an ancient British name, i.e. the ancestor of modern Welsh and Cornish, and Wayne is anglicised from the modern Welsh Owain, which ultimately comes from the Bible (being a cambrianised form of John.)