The things they say:

“I thought it would be wonderful to have an Italian sounding name or one from central Europe, something like that… My last name sounds a bit like a grunt on the phone… There are no kings called Colin and in the 20th Century I can’t think of a single great writer, poet, artist, fictional hero. It’s just not a name you find that is associated with anything that’s glamorous or remarkable.” British actor Colin Firth has always disliked his name.