This is a small, silly query that has occupied me for the last few hours, and since I haven't been able to completely get it out of my mind I thought I'd turn to the superior comic book scholars of this particular messageboard. The thing is, Joe Shuster seems to having had a habit of naming his Superman-characters with the same starting letters in both their given name and surname, like Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Clark Kent (I guess he couldn't think of a surname starting with a hard "C") and Lex Luthor. Kane/Finger stayed away from this practice with Batman and his supporting casts of allies and villains, while Stan Lee went completely berserk with it in the 70's (Peter Parker, Bruce Banner, J. Jonah Jameson, Curt Connors, Stephen Strange, Otto Octavius, Reed Richards, Robbie Robertson and probably a lot more...) My question is just WHY? Why did they keep to this silly practice? Is it just a coincidence or have any of them spoken about this in interviews? Now that I actually saw this silly little detail I'm growing more and more annoyed with it, and kindly asks anyone who knows to spill the beans!