Dear Matthew Alice: What is Ross Perot's real first name, and why has this information been so carefully suppressed in the media? — Curious, Clairemont
If you promise this will stay just between the two of us, I’ll tell you. Let’s step over behind this ad, Curious. I have a feeling we’re being watched.
Ross Perot’s real first name is Henry. We’ve kept this top secret because Perot hates being called by that name. And because nobody else but you cares what the H stands for. Actually, until he was about five, they called him Ray. When he was born, Gabriel Ross Perot (pop) and Lulu May Ray Perot (mom) named him Henry Ray Perot, after a paternal uncle. When Ray was five, they renamed him Henry Ross Perot because his brother, Gabriel Ross Perot, Jr., had died, and the family wanted one living child to carry on the name of Gabriel Ross Perot, Sr.’s father, Gabriel Elias Perot, who was called Ross. I’m sure you’re glad you asked. A profoundly confused family.