- "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
- This article is about John and Rosemary Meredith's son. You may be looking for his uncle, Bruce West.
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- "Did you ever see any child look as much like an aunt as he looks like his Aunt Ellen? He's just as dark and just as emphatic. I can't see a feature of Rosemary in him. Norman Douglas always vows at the top of his voice that the stork meant Bruce for him and Ellen and took him to the manse by mistake."
- —Miss Cornelia about Bruce.[src]
World War I
Bruce was very emotionally attached to Jem Blythe, and was heartbroken when his hero left for the war. Bruce promised to go to Jem as soon as he was old enough, and even "sacrificed" his cat, Stripey, to God, in order to convince God to give Jem back to him.
Bruce is a male given name of Norman French origin, derived from surname and name of place.
Behind the scenes
- Both West girls, Leslie and Rosemary, gave their sons name after their brothers who died as children. Kenneth Ford is named after Kenneth West and Bruce after Bruce West. In the Victorian era, it was common for people to "recycle" names when naming children. When new parents thought of names, they would usually think of anyone in their family that had died and would honour them by naming their child after them.