Friday, August 24, 2012
My father allegedly named me after the protagonist in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, one of his--and my--favorite films. When my mother was pregnant with me, my name was a source of contention between my parents, with my mother torn between Alexander and Nicholos. She eventually settled on the former, and she tells me it's because she was convinced I was going to be great, just like Alexander the Great. My father went with it for the reasons described above.