TAC (to avoid confusion), my birth name is Norman David Eddings. My PEN name is Eddie because that name was given to me in the penitentiary. Not really. It is just a catchier moniker...besides, people would naturally call me that with an Eddings last name. So now that I have finally graduated to a Theological Fancy Pants level, I can carve out a place in the Christian community. I can make a difference with the Greek alphabet, a dozen Latin phrases or so, and using Theological terms that I have to immediately explain.