How did Poe get the middle name allen, was it from his foster father or a coencidence? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

How did Egar get the middle name Allen?

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2000


It Came From His Foster Father, John Allan

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2000

I believe that Poe got the name Allen from his foster father. He refused to actually use the name fully, so he signed his name Edgar A. Poe. He did not want to use the name of his foster father, but it happened to appear everywhere from critics and such.

-- Anonymous, December 06, 2000

Does anyone every read his bio? Please people common since it was from his foster parents!

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2002

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