Baby name story: Knowlton

Canadian news anchor Knowlton Nash (1927-2014)
Knowlton Nash

In early 1986, a couple in Windsor, Ontario, named their baby boy Knowlton after his “mother’s favorite television personality,” Knowlton Nash, who anchored the Canadian news show The National.

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.


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