What is Carter's middle name?

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I remember that in a past episode some character mentioned Carter's middle name and I remember thinking that it sounded kind of like an uppity name but I can't remember it. I think it was from an early season, maybe the first. I know they said his dad's name was Roman or something like that because Malik looked it up in that book when he found out how rich his dad was.

-- Melanie (msintn@hotmail.com), July 09, 2000


I think I remember reading on IMDB.com that his middle name is Truman

-- Roybal (jroybal33@excite.com), July 10, 2000.

John Truman Carter III. His father's name is Roland. He has an uncle named Branch (got that from season three)......he has lots and lots of cousins, too. :-)

-- Kimmy (swiss_cheesed1953@yahoo.com), July 10, 2000.

Has anyone ever heard his sister's or mother's names mentioned?

-- Beth (BSmith@internet-95.com), July 10, 2000.

I think his sister's name is Barbara because in "Obstruction of Justice" his cousin Chase says something about his family history and mentions Barbara.

-- Stephanie (ERGirl22@aol.com), July 10, 2000.

It is Truman. I was also wondering why he's called 'John Truman Carter III'? do we know if who else was called John Truman?

-- Hayley (Halesun@altavista.com), July 10, 2000.

Yeah, in today's TNT rerun of Obstruction of Justice, Chase was saying how their grandfather disapproved of Carter's career choice and he said it was the same with his (Chase's) photography and somebody else's summer stock theatre. (I don't remember the other name.) He also mentioned a Barbara, but I got the impression that Chase could have been talking about Carter's siblings or maybe it was his other cousins.

Usually, if a guy is a number 3 in the family name, he was named after his dad & grandfather. But if Carter's dad's name was Roland, I guess he wasn't named after his dad. Maybe it was a great- grandfather.

-- Melanie (msintn@hotmail.com), July 11, 2000.

His grandparent's name is JT Carter II in Obstruction of Justice Anna says that she's afraid of telling JTC II thata JTC III is in jail

-- jules (jules@operamail.com), July 14, 2000.

Carter's full name is not John Truman Carter, III. He is not the third. Anna only called him that when she learned he came from a rich family. She was just joking. His father's name is Roland, so it is impossible (I think) for him to be a third. I think this is right, over at the Warner Brothers ER Message Board we discussed this exact topic a couple of weeks ago, and this is the conclusion we came to.

-- Adorra (er_chick24@hotmail.com), July 15, 2000.

You can be a III even if your father has a different second name, I think. In Carter's case, he was named after his grandfather who was the IInd. Joseph Kennedy II is named after his late father's late brother (Joseph), his uncle in other words. You have to distinguish the people if the generations are close enough and uncle/nephew, grandfather/grandson are.

-- Diana (dilynne@juno.com), August 10, 2000.

Diana, in the episode Thy Will Be Done Carter introduced his grandfather to Abby as "Jonathan Truman Carter Sr." if his grandfather is Sr. and he is the III how can his father's name be Roland? And in response to the original question, his middle name is Truman.

-- Teddy (richarr@earthlink.net), June 16, 2001.

Wow, not this again. I know this has been discussed before, but I don't remember where. Regardless of Carter's grandfather's name, his father's name IS Roland. I just watched the episode in syndication where this is mentioned (sorry, didn't note the ep title). It's the ep where Benton keeps getting phone messages regarding his student loan payments, and then the staff finds out that Carter is from a VERY wealthy family. Jerry and Malik look up some list of millionaires in a magazine, and they clearly say that his dad's name is Roland. So if Carter is John Truman Carter III, either an uncle or great uncle or some other relative must be JTC II. Or else the writers just messed up! :-)

-- Em (magick13emerald@yahoo.com), June 17, 2001.

this is confusing. i am confused. i always though carter was john truman carter III. he does introduce his grandfather to abby (in that S7 ep when they go to the charity ball) as john truman carter sr. that would make his father john truman carter II or else john truman carter jr. this is consistent with nbc media village and spoilers releases that describe carter as "being with his father *JACK*." however, i really thought from more continuous seasons past that his father's name was roland.

-- elizabeth (celeria5514@yahoo.com), November 26, 2001.

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