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Grey's Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy: Callie’s Name Is “Not a Coincidence” Says Shonda Rhimes

We know that Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes puts a lot of thought into her shows and the characters that populate her fast-talking, high-drama worlds, but we had no idea she was this detailed.

Recently, a fan pointed out to Shonda that Callie's full name, Calliope, means beautiful voice. Given that Sara Ramirez is a Tony award winning singer who brought her ethereal voice to Grey's during the musical episode, this seems very appropriate. But was it intentional?

Shonda has the answer:

There you have it, Shonda purposefully named Callie to reflect Sara's stunning voice. Of course, this makes sense: Sara landed the role in the first place because ABC bigwigs were so impressed with her performance in Spamalot, the Broadway show that won her the Tony.

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Catch the Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 premiere on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: @ShondaRhimes

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.

08.2.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
Related: Grey's Anatomy, TV Stars, Shonda Rhimes, Sara Ramirez, Callie Torres

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