"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
I don’t think Mr. Gold has a first name. I think it’s one of those plays on the original Rumple fairy tale where his name was his closest secret. I think when the creators sat down and created him, they decided to have his SB name be a kind of tongue in cheek reference to the fairy tale.
I think I recall an interview in which Adam and Eddy said we’d find out Mr.Gold’s first name in S2. I believe the producers deliberately kept his first name a secret for a later story development, in a similar vain to how they kept David’s fairy-tale name a secret for “Tiny”. We could see a parallel story in modern-day SB where someone has to guess Mr. Gold’s first name the way the miller’s daughter had to guess Rumpelstiltskin’s name in FTL.
Interesting! *but I kinda hope it’s not Lacey*