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This occurred early in his life when the family dog was run over by a car and killed. Jack announced that he wanted to be called by the dog's name "Jacksie", which was shortened to Jack. IMHO it is much superior to "Clive", his real first name.

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C. S. Lewis changed his name to Jack to differentiate himself from other authors named Clive, his birth name. He preferred the nickname Jack and was known by it among his family and friends.

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