Ancestrally Gerald Butler may have had a relative namesake that was a butler. Or maybe that's a Hollywood name that was chosen to sound better on the big screen credits. After all if you are a movie starlet you don't want to be seen in People Magazine with date Seymour Butts.
As an example: Seymour Butts escorted Jessica Simpson to the Lifetime Derrière Awards. Maybe see more butt (Simpson's) but not Seymour Butts. But I Dave-Barry-digress.
The real story is that Gerald Butler will be escorting Jennifer Aniston to the Final Four Game between Michigan State and Butler.
Butler for Butler was a good headline and press exposure per Butler's agent.
Butler the phantom/action-hero will be at courtside cheering Butler the basketball team on the court. The odds makers are 2 to 1 that Butler the actor will take Aniston home verses one of the players taking Simpson home.
Will it be Butler of Paisley, Scotland or Butler U. of Indianapolis, Indiana?