He really is Rip Van Winkle

March 17, 2009 4:25:30 AM PDT
Rip Van Winkle isn't losing any sleep over his name.

And yes, his name really is Rip Van Winkle.

He tells Oregon's Corvallis Gazette Times that his father and grandfather were nicknamed Rip.

But Van Winkle says his dad decided to make things official with Rip on the birth certificate.

Van Winkle runs a repair service.

But he has no desire to do any repair work on his name.

He says "it's cool."

He adds, "How many Rip Van Winkles do you meet?"

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