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No name in history is as simple, and most memorible as the name: "Bond, James Bond." The simple two syllables set off an image of a powerful, well built man. "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could think of.
Ian Fleming himself
James Bond seemed perfect." - Ian Fleming

While the name may be dull (OK, will admit that), it fitted what Fleming wanted perfectly. He achieved exactly what we wanted with James Bond.

The Name's Bond, James Bond
Fleming sat down one day in his study, thinking of his new character he had invented: the British spy agent we know and love today. Fleming admits he simply glanced up at a shelf, and was struck by a book that he never noticed: Birds Of The West Indies by James Bond. Fleming, being a bird watcher and faithful spotter, read the book and loved it so much, he named his new character simply James Bond.

“I was determined that my secret agent should be as anonymous a personality as possible. It struck me that his name, brief, unromantic, and yet very masculine, was just what I needed.”

But Naturally...........................
As any gentleman of the age, Fleming has some explaining to do.
Mr & Mrs James Bond with Ian Fleming
Mr & Mrs James Bond with Ian Fleming

On February 5th, 1964, the real author James Bond met Ian Fleming at Fleming's home in Jamacia. The two quickly became companions. Discussing the books, the two could not have been more alike.

The two later went their seperate ways, and the James Bond franchise flourised.

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