Then there is the curious case of Pvt. R B Smith. The Army, of course insisted that the initials could not really be his name and wanted to know what it was. Pvt. Smith finally convinced the payroll folks that his name was only the letters R and B. The army administration in its inimitable way to insure accuracy put on his official records R (only) B (only) Smith. Ever after he was known as Ronly Bonly Smith.