In the New 52 continuity, Alfred Pennyworth's father is named Jarvis Pennyworth.

Jarvis DC

However, there was already a very well-known comic book butler named Jarvis; Edwin Jarvis, the butler of Tony Stark and the other Avengers, who first appeared in the 1960's.

Has anyone connected to DC ever commented on why this name was chosen? Was it an intentional reference to the Marvel character?

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    It just sounds like a great butler name. I went to Jamaica with my whole family once. We rented a villa. Our butler was named Bemford. Super butlery name. – Wad Cheber stands with Monica Sep 28 '15 at 3:21
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    I put a Twitter chat into with one of the creators of the character to see if there was any insight. The character, after all didn't come into existence until 2012 so there may have been an inside joke... – Thaddeus Howze Jun 22 '16 at 19:42

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