I cleverly noted the first name but forgot the last name. A quick dash through the phone book didn't turn it up, but it's there.
Incidentally, I found that "Vabbit" is the Manx spelling of "Babbitt", as in the metal used in sleeve bearings. Whether this is where Bro. Vabbit's name arises, I don't know (not many obvious Manxmen around here). I'll keep looking.