On Mon, 21 Jul 2014, rt wrote:
> Dr Watson's first name is mentioned on only three occasions. Part one
> of the very first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, is
> subtitled Being a reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson,
> M.D., Late of the Army Medical Department. In "The Problem of Thor
> Bridge", Watson says that his dispatch box is labeled 'John H. Watson,
> M.D'. His wife Mary Watson calls him 'James' in "The Man with the
> Twisted Lip"; Dorothy L. Sayers speculates that Mary may be referring
> to his middle name Hamish (an Anglicisation of 'Sheumais', the vocative
> form of 'Seumas', the Scottish Gaelic for James), though Doyle himself
> never addresses this beyond including the initial.
term that only she uses. Like 'Hey Shorty!'...
Perhaps ``John H. Watson'' is a false name and James let his real name