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But I’m still confused where the name Egbert came from?? Like, if a baby fell out of the sky and I took him in as my son I don’t think I’d just randomly pick the last name Egbert. Am I missing something?
I don’t think you’re missing anything. I’m pretty convinced that Dr. David Brinner isn’t Dad Egbert, but fedoraFreak. I don’t think there’s really a canon explanation, it just sort of… is. I mean, Nanna’s last name is Crocker.
I think the real question here is: Who is Dad Egbert’s father?
Well, when Peregrine Mendicant finds the letter to Dr. Brenner inside a mailbox. Which doesn’t make sense, because the mail had already come on the day of the apocalypse, and more to the point, Dad and John had both checked and made certain their box was empty. So even though PM’s station was based in John’s neighborhood, it’s very, very unlikely that Dr. David Brinner is John’s dad. Furthermore, Dr. David Brinner is the name of another one of Hussie’s characters, the lead in Ghost Psychiatrist.
As for Dad’s dad?
pipefan413: Besides, now was not the time to revisit a destiny with an old star-crossed lover. She had recently become betrothed to a fine, upstanding gentleman. Soon, she would start a family. No, not one meant for heroism as foretold, but one that would make her happy nonetheless.
So. Probably some dude. Who’s last name was Egbert.