Re: 7X13 The Name Of The Doctor(Grading/Discussion)(SPOILERS!)
Well, it could have been John Hurt who chose the name but didn't live up to it - the line from the episode doesn't rule that out at all in my opinion. Since the other incarnations disowned him Hartnell is the first Doctor.
It would explain why he was ready to kill that man in the first serial, he wasn't quite over his homicidal tendencies.
We'll find out in November.
"Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates." Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi