Gordon Brown's name "dreamed up" on playing fields of Eaton

Funny story written by Philip McArthur

Monday, 18 January 2010

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Gordon no longer a "Brown-Hatter"

In what might prove to be highly embarrassing to the Prime Minister it has been revealed that the name 'Gordon' came to his father John in a drunken dream. John was having a crafty kip behind the cricket pavilion when taking a short cut across Eaton playing fields.

The event reportedly took place in January 1951 when an inebriated John was returning from a meeting of The Presbyterian Ministers Society at a nearby hostelry.

John claims he awoke with the name 'Gordon' implanted in his mind and a bottle of 'Gordon's Gin' implanted in his hand.

Seeing this as a message from God John determined that should the child, (soon to be born to his wife Jessie}, turn out to be a boy he would name him 'Gordon'.

Gordon initially was christened in the full family name 'Gordon Brown-Hatter' but on entering politics in 1983 dropped the hyphenated surname to the more grounded plain 'Gordon Brown'.

It was considered that not only was this more politically appropriate for a member of the Labour Party but more importantly his advisers felt there was little chance of a 'Brown-Hatter' becoming Prime Minister.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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