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Where is the evidence that Gilpin's given name at birth was "Periwinkle"? The cited Film Reference bio gives "Peri." The McLennan County, Texas, birth records database gives "Peri." A Chicago Sun-Times article says she was named after Perri the squirrel from a Disney feature. I have seen "Periwinkle" nowhere else. Could someone cite a source for this? Emoll (talk) 15:38, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
It may have been added sometime as a joke. The source cited says "Peri" and that's reason enough to change it, which I have done. Rossrs (talk) 20:24, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
I had been a proponent of Gilpin's having been born as Periwinkle O'Brien, however I admit that evidently I was incorrect in this assumption. According to this minibio"[Peri's] parents thought she would be a boy and hadn't thought of any girl's names - only 'Peter' ... [s]o they adapted that into Peri". Also, according to Wikipedia's article on her father,Jim O'Brien was the stage name of James Oldham.