Author's Birth Names

Which author's birth name was Howard Allen O'Brien?

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  1. Hi lee333,

    Anne Rice was born with the name Howard Allen O'Brien.

    "Anne Rice was born in Mercy Hospital, New Orleans, on October 4th,

    1941. She was the second of four daughters born to Katherine and

    Howard O'Brien, and was given the name Howard Allen O'Brien, after her

    father. Mr. O'Brien had been ridiculed as a youth for having a

    "feminine" name, and suffered taunting and teasing by his peers.

    Apparently this played a part in the naming of their daughter. In her

    own words (from "You Asked, Anne Answered" in the Official Anne Rice

    Web Site)

    Well, my birth name is Howard Allen because apparently my mother

    thought it was a good idea to name me Howard. My father's name was

    Howard, she wanted to name me after Howard, and she thought it was a

    very interesting thing to do. She was a bit of a Bohemian, a bit of

    mad woman, a bit of a genius, and a great deal of a great teacher. And

    she had the idea that naming a woman Howard was going to give that

    woman an unusual advantage in the world.""

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    "Howard Allen O'Brien"

    I hope that helps.

    Best wishes,


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