Birds of the West Indies
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James Bond, the Author
James Bond, the Author

The Origin of the Name James Bond

"I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could think of. James Bond seemed perfect."
-Ian Fleming

While he may be the world's most famous, glamorous secret agent, let's face it, his name is pretty dull. In a way it is fitting, Fleming achieved exactally what he wanted to with the name. He actually found it sitting on his bookshelf in the author of a book entitled "Bird's Of The West Indies." And like that, history was made!