How I got my name

February 18th, 2009


Many people ask why I am called “Nobby”. Usually they ask with a snigger, but I quickly point out that it is spelt without a K.

Well, one day years ago, my friend Manahan The Magnificent saw an ad on TV in which one character addresses the other as “Nobby”. The next day, MTM found me, characteristically, on a pinball machine and shouted “Hello, Nobby” and it stuck. I have no idea why. Anyway, years later, I added the prefix “The Great”, because I am.

Here is the ad that started it all.

2 Responses to “How I got my name”

  1. wychwoodon 04 Mar 2009 at

    I’ve just remembered – I’m not sure whether you’re aware of this, but Down Under in the land of floods and bushfires, there is a brand of nuts called Nobby’s.

    Years ago they had a series of TV ads wherein viewers of said ads were adjured to “Nibble Nobby’s Nuts”.

    Care to comment , O Great N? :)

  2. Declan Chellaron 04 Mar 2009 at

    I have been aware for some time that people around the world have been nibbling on my nuts. :)

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