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...I grew older I took my Mother’s maiden name, which is West.  And my Dad always said, ‘You see, you started a Snyder and you’re still a Snyder, now.’”

Bryton McClure (Devon, Y&R)Bryton McClure (Devon,Y&R)

“His name is Devon Hamilton.  His name means to me someone who has experienced more than any kid growing up should.  Being a foster child and going through what he went through as a kid, is very important to me. Not only his name, but what he stands for and what he’s gone through.  It’s a very important story line and I take a lot of pride in being able to try and portray it, to get the messages and feelings across that kids in his situation have gone through.”

Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC)

“Erica means hot stuff and look out!”  (She laughed a lot at her response!)

Renee Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline, OLTL)

“Evangeline has got to be the longest name ever.  It’s 4 or 5 syllables so it probably has a lot of meanings, but right in the center of it is angel, which I really love, and evangelical and all these words that very much describe this woman, who is larger than life.  The grace that she has and the strength and the vulnerability and how loving she is.  I kind of aspire to be as wonderful as Evangeline.  I love that Angel is right in the center of her name.”

Alec Musser (Del, AMC)

“There’s a nickname I have on the show, Delbert.  I don’t think that’s his real name. It sort of eludes me, actually. Del is not as dumb as people think he is.  He is a sharp guy and he’s not going to be left out in the cold.”

Matthew Ashford (Jack, DOOL)

“He’s got two names actually. His full name is actually Billy Jack Johnson Devereaux.  Jack Devereaux is his upscale name and the one with the money and the power and the form of prestige, but Billy Johnson is what he was born with and he’s kind of like a white trash, blue-collar kid. So, I think he always has this dual battle between who he really is and who he tries to be.  And he always has kind of a façade going on. When it came to be revealed that he had this secret past, that even he didn’t know about, that helped me to key in to his character.”

Paul Leyden (Simon, ATWT)

“A scamming, con-artist, brooding, prig!  But I don’t relate to the character in any way, take all that stuff off, but take prig off the end and that’s me!!!”

John Loprieno (Cord, OLTL)

“It literally means to me, a good time, family, being with family on One Life.  Whenever I hear...



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