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Where did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle get the name Sherlock from?

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2008-07-22 02:01:25
2008-07-22 02:01:25

Wikipedia has this information: "The 'Sherlock Holmes' name was derived from a pair of cricketers � however some early notes give his name as Sherrinford Holmes. "Holmes" was named after Oliver Wendell Holmes, whom Conan Doyle admired, and an English cricketer named Sherlock." Doyle mentioned he chose the name SHerlock Holmes from a dentist practicing in London at the time. Now I guess I'll have to find a citation.... *heavy sigh*

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