Why was Robin not called Bat Boy?

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So I know it sounds dumb, but I think bat woman, batman, and bat girl might sound just as dumb if we weren't used to hearing it.

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Probably would've been too redundant.

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Because it sounds terrible, and Bob Kane and Bill Finger were smart enough to know that "Robin" was a better idea. *shrug*

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#4  Edited By flameboy298

So I know it sounds dumb, but I think bat woman, batman, and bat girl might sound just as dumb if we weren't used to hearing it.

I believe Harley Quinn and Joker would always call him that in the animation movies and shows in the 90's.

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It really doesn't sound that dumb to me, but its not very creative. Robin is better

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Bat Boy Bat Boy What you gonna do what you gonna do when he come foh youh.

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They probably didn't want him to sound like the child on a baseball team that collects the bats after a hit. Especially at the time when he was created when baseball was the supreme sport in the US.

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They probably didn't want him to sound like the child on a baseball team that collects the bats after a hit. Especially at the time when he was created when baseball was the supreme sport in the US.

This.

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Because he doesn't dresses up like a Bat.

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Because it sounds silly.

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Because it sounds f***ing stupid.

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Because even in the 40s that sounded lame.

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Because the creators were smarter than that.

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because robin originally stood for robin hood, not necessarily robin like the bird. They wanted to engage the mythos. They wanted bright young colors to attract younger audience at a time. Basically for commercial purposes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_(comics)

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@cap10nate said:

They probably didn't want him to sound like the child on a baseball team that collects the bats after a hit. Especially at the time when he was created when baseball was the supreme sport in the US.

This.

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Because it sounds terrible, and Bob Kane and Bill Finger were smart enough to know that "Robin" was a better idea. *shrug*

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@gymgoer205: Batman and Batboy sounds really redundant.

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Idk I mean "Batman" also sounds weird if you think about it, Robin sounds better than Batboy.

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#21  Edited By Noone301994

The answer is Hypnosis.

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I dunno if the costume came before the name, but if it did, it's because the costume is the same colors as a robin.

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@rustyroy said:

Because he doesn't dresses up like a Bat.

He doesn't dress up like a robin either.

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@artyom said:

@rustyroy said:

Because he doesn't dresses up like a Bat.

He doesn't dress up like a robin either.

He has the red breast. And the robin flies as a bat does. That and Robin has a boyish ring to it, which, together with the colorful costume, reflects Robin's status as Batman's kid sidekick.

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Cuz reasons!

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@artyom said:

@rustyroy said:

Because he doesn't dresses up like a Bat.

He doesn't dress up like a robin either.

He has the red breast. And the robin flies as a bat does. That and Robin has a boyish ring to it, which, together with the colorful costume, reflects Robin's status as Batman's kid sidekick.

Stephanie was a Robin too.

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@artyom said:

@darthmummy said:

@artyom said:

@rustyroy said:

Because he doesn't dresses up like a Bat.

He doesn't dress up like a robin either.

He has the red breast. And the robin flies as a bat does. That and Robin has a boyish ring to it, which, together with the colorful costume, reflects Robin's status as Batman's kid sidekick.

Stephanie was a Robin too.

The name evokes childhood and adventure, I guess.

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MetH is more curious as to wHy He wasn't Batlad.

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Because baseball? Maybe?

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Becuase batboy and batman would sound like a old sexual predator and his young " companion"

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@artyom said:

@darthmummy said:

@artyom said:

@rustyroy said:

Because he doesn't dresses up like a Bat.

He doesn't dress up like a robin either.

He has the red breast. And the robin flies as a bat does. That and Robin has a boyish ring to it, which, together with the colorful costume, reflects Robin's status as Batman's kid sidekick.

Stephanie was a Robin too.

For a few days and wasn't that just to get Drake's attention?