So they used his name in the TV series, did they - spoilsports!
Ship names do turn up sometimes - especially on the birth of a child to a woman whose husband went down with that specific ship. Just as well Morse Senior didn't have a passion for the Marie Celeste ...
I read somewhere that when African slaves were sold in the USA they needed Western names and were often called after the ship they arrived on; apparently this accounts for slaves' names like London and York which look geographical but were in fact the names of slave ships. Can anyone confirm this?
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