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March 30 2003

Drew Goddard's fun trivia fact about Spike from 'Lies My Parents Told Me'.

His mother's name is Anne. This name seems to be a recurring theme in the show.

Even though, like Drew says, the name is never spoken in the episode, it does appear in the closed captioning.
Didn't they change it in rewrites? I think in early drafts she was 'Constance' or something, and then she became 'Anne.'
That would seem to be, as my English teacher says, 'salient', what with that being Buffy's middle name and all.
Dang, I love that man. And Ooh! Drew Goddard in his birthday suit! Whee!
Yeah I saw in early spoilers that her name was Constance. Makes you think the name change to "Anne" was significant...
from a popular 'What Does Your Name Mean?' website:
Anne

Your name,Anne, has given you a rather quiet, reserved, serious, studious nature. You have sensitivity and appreciation for the finer and deeper things of life, the beauties of nature, music, art, and literature. The people who mean the most to you are those who can offer you intellectual companionship. It is only when you are among those who understand your deeper nature that you can really be yourself. The experience of having your remarks taken lightly or belittled, particularly during the early years of your life, has caused you to keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself. You do not express yourself spontaneously when conversing with others; hence other people may often regard you as being aloof, and even unfriendly. Your difficulty in putting your deeper thoughts and feelings into words can lead to problems in more intimate associations. This name has caused you to live much within yourself. You are rather easily hurt or offended. At such times you can withdraw into a mood, and may not even speak to others. Aside from these points, this name contains many fine qualities. You are a thoughtful, analytical person, and you know your own mind, even though you may not speak it. You are very conscientious and competent in all that you do. You take seriously any responsibilities that you have--in the home, in the community, or at the job. Worry and mental depression could be problems in your life. Physically, any weaknesses in your health would centre in the heart, lungs, or bronchial organs.

Ok, reaching much?

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