What is the mystery that people can't say his real name? I can't recall if I read something that mentioned his history. I know he is the vampire that is sent to protect Sookie. If someone can give me a brief history about his background...
Hopefully I'm not giving anything away, but...well...Bubba is a turned Elvis. They don't mention his real name because apparently he was so full of drugs when he was turned that he didn't really come out right and being reminded of his past sets him off/makes him upset.
It's been a while since I finished with the last Sookie, but, I thought the name Elvis was mentioned at some point. No way am I checking back thru all the books. Isn't the reason that no one can say his name is cause he goes berserk? Like it becomes too real for him.
I was curious too...(2am-can't sleep-U no?) In Dead Until Dark Bubba is described as "a handsome vampire with thick black hair combed into an improbable wavy style ..." The night Bill and Sookie babysit for Rene and Arlene Bubba shows up and Bill introduces Bubba to Rene. Sookie notices Bill shake his head at Rene when he begins to act as if he recognizes this vampire friend of Bill's. Bubba is described further as being " husky, taller than Bill, and he wore jeans and a `I VISITED GRACELAND' t-shirt."
Sookie is described as thinking he did look familiar and then it dawns on her...
"Oh my God. It was the man from Memphis"
Later Bubba is described as having a "heavy Southern accent." As Rene and Arlene drive away, they stare at the vampire with astonished looks on their faces. From then on, everytime Bubba is mentioned there is usually a little bit said about how he doesn't like being reminded who he was. Somewhere in one of the books the explanation is he had been dead too long before being made by a vampire who was working in the morgue the night he died and hated to lose him forever.
Elvis never had a heavy southern accent. Charlaine also writes in one of the books that Bubba has brown eyes! Elvis had blue eyes. Do the vampires' eyes change color (ala Twilight) now? Or is it only Bubba's eyes that change color? Gee, what an original name Bubba is.
Maybe it's Yankees like me that think the description of Bubba fits Elvis. To a Northerner, Elvis had a Southern accent-more the appearance of a Southern manner-like being polite. I never did know his eye color. But, if you want to hide behind a generic Southern name, why not Bubba?
In "Club Dead" Sookie phones Russell Edgington's house and asks for Betty Joe Pickard, then says "You have a vampire there, an Elvis impersonator?" "So?" Suddenly she sounded very wary. "We caught an intruder within our walls last night, yes." . . . [Sookie] "I am supposed to tell you that the vampire you have there, he's the real thing."