In early 1986, a couple in Windsor, Ontario, named their baby boy “Knowlton” after Knowlton Nash, anchor of the Canadian news show The National (not to mention “the mother’s favorite television personality”).
When Nash learned about the baby, he gave the couple a phone call and sent them an autographed copy of one of his books.
Knowlton Nash’s full name at birth was Cyril Knowlton Nash — “Cyril” after his father. But he disliked being called “Cyril Jr.,” so at the age of five he asked to be known as “Knowlton” instead.
- “Baby Named for Nash.” Ottawa Citizen 29 Jan. 1986: F2.
- Knowlton Nash: Microphone Wars