People with Initials J.B.

Posted: August 7, 2007 in Movies & TV
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Two days ago, I saw the last installment of the Bourne series (The Bourne Ultimatum). It was an excellent movie, very well done, intelligent, great action, great camera.

However, I just noticed something. There seems to be something special about names starting with the initials “J.B.”. I mean, think about it: James Bond, then Jack Bauer, and now Jason Bourne. This cannot be a coincidence! I’m not sure if this is a well known fact or something, but I certainly would love to know if there is something special and intentional about the choice of names.

  1. B S says:

    How about John Wilks Booth

  2. Amr El-Helw says:

    That’s right! I totally forgot about that one!

  3. Kenneth M. David says:

    I agree to it, our son’s name is John Brent “JB” L. David, born on the 27th of March 2007.

    We are expecting our 2nd child by September 2008 and we are still considering JB or BJ initialed name. Any suggestion?

  4. Josh says:

    to Kenneth: Dont make your kid’s innitials BJ. everyone’s gonna be like- Lol Blow Job!!!

  5. Ken says:

    A common theory is that this refers to Jeremy Bentham, founder of utilitarian theory, which seems to be the prevailing concept that these ‘heroes’ follow.

  6. Ken says:

    Also, Alias’s Jack Bristow

  7. Amr El-Helw says:

    Ken: Thanks for the info. I didn’t know that.

  8. Henry says:

    You understand me! I thought I was the only one. Thank God! We should be best friends or something.

  9. Sara says:


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  11. Ross says:

    In the biblical temple of Solomon, there were said to be two pillars called Joachim and Boaz. During the European Renaissance these two pillars were frequently used in esoteric art to symbolize the duality of the cosmos: mind and matter, male and female, light and darkness, etc. Traditionally the left pillar would be shown marked with “J” and the right pillar marked with a “B.” I’ve often wondered if this was considered by the author of “The Bourne Identity”, which is, after all, about dual identity. Other famous JB’s include Jason Bateman, Jack Black, Jim and John Belushi, Jim Brown, John Bonham, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joe Biden and Jacob Boeheme.

  12. Michael says:

    Josephine Baker, James Brown, Jeff Buckley, Jello Biafra

  13. Emma says:

    Jack Black

  14. jb says:

    jessice biel

  15. Johnny Boy says:

    Justin Bieber. That is all.

  16. MdK says:

    Jeff Brugman, just saying

  17. fatbearfan1010 says:

    James Bond

  18. John Bledsoe says:

    My initials are J.B.!

  19. masterhand90 says:

    Joseph Biden.

    A person believed to be vice president. (I wonder if his name does include jr. for junior.)

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