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Old February 22 2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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Where does the name 'Breen' come from?

Is it from the protagonist of Heinlein's short story, "The Year of the Jackpot", named Potiphar Breen?
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Old February 22 2013, 10:15 AM   #2
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Re: Where does the name 'Breen' come from?

This guy:

http://www.eefvanbreen.com/

Scroll down to "U".

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Old February 22 2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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Re: Where does the name 'Breen' come from?

Really? The Breen were first mentioned in 1990, when Eef Van Breen was 12. How precocious of him to have a species named after him at such a young age!
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Old February 23 2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Re: Where does the name 'Breen' come from?

Really?
Well, no.

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Old February 23 2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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Re: Where does the name 'Breen' come from?

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The Breen were first mentioned in 1990
^So it rules out the possibility that their name is a reference to the woman's surname in thic clip, which is from a satyrical comedy from 1994: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G07sWzYObnk
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Old February 23 2013, 04:39 PM   #6
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Re: Where does the name 'Breen' come from?

I know a lot of Breens. Google says it is a Anglicization of the Irish name O Briain.
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Old February 23 2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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I always thought the name was stolen from B5.
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