DCML Digest Issue 6

Don Rosa donrosa at iglou.com
Wed Aug 4 18:06:49 CEST 2004

> From: Lars Olav Karlsen [mailto:donald at lokarlsen.com]
> To: 'Don Rosa'
> No, I have always believed that it was your real name (although as a
> child I thought Don was your first and Rosa was your last)

That's what you thought "as a child"? What made you stop thinking that?

Sure, my first name is Don and my last name is Rosa. Simple as that.
Well, not quite that simple. Actually, Don is one of my two middle names...
my full name is Keno Don Hugo Rosa, Americanized from Gioachino Dante Ugo
I ended up with 4 names because my original name was just Don Hugo Rosa. But
I was the only male grandchild -- I was (am) the last of the Rosa family. So
when I was still a kid, my grandfather Gioachino paid my father $1,000 to
legally redo the certificate and change my first name to Keno which is the
name my Grandfather had gone by in America since about 1900.
And I never saw my share of royalties from that reprint, either! I was being
prepared for the future!

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