A number of people have been asking me about Rentons' name. So, here is what I have found..this a repeat..hey I work for the BBC what can I say?
It is from day three of my blog way back in October 2010 -
Among friends and colleagues there has been some discussion about the origin of Renton’s name. I’ve heard: Ring tone, Rent boy and to top it off Rectum.
Well, to throw some more light on the reasoning behind the names, I did some digging about and it appears all 7 puppies from Renton's litter are named after characters and writers from Scottish literature. Two of his brothers are called: Rebus and Rankin. Rebus after the Edinburgh detective and Rankin after it’s author Ian Rankin. Renton’s name comes from the book “Train Spotting” by Irvin Welsh. The main character in the novel is Renton, which is played by Ewan Mcgregor.
I’m currently trying to find out about the other names in the litter.
It could have been so much worse though, his litter could have been named after diminutive characters from Walt Disney and I could have ended up with Dopey. What was that?.I've just heard my first virtual global blogger groan......made me laugh!