Rob Lowe's New Name

07/02/1998 at 12:00 AM EDT

What's in a name? A funny middle name, that's what. PEOPLE reports that Rob Lowe's character on the Emmy-winning NBC hit "The West Wing," Sam Seaborn, is about to get a middle name: Norman. The need for one arose when Lowe's wardrobe on the show was in the midst of a redesign, and the costumer wanted to come up with a look that included crisp, buttoned-shirts -- with a monogram. Only no one knew what the middle initial should be. Enter Norman, which, the show's coexecutive producer and writer, Aaron Sorkin, told PEOPLE, "just seemed like a good comedy middle name for Sam." And for all you real-life Normans out there, please send your complaints to Sorkin, not to PEOPLE.com.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters