We know something of Oscar Wilde's time at Portora from surviving records and from contemporaries. When Ocsar enrolled at Portora in February 1864, he signed the Roll Book, "Oscar Fingal O'Flehertie Wilde" omitting to write 'Wills', his fourth Christian name and misspelling "O'Flahertie". There is some irony in this. Wilde later wrote, "I started as Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde. All but two of the five names have already been thrown overboard. Soon I shall discard another and be known simply as 'The Wilde' or 'Oscar'. At Portora, however, he became known by the nickname 'Grey Crow' which he disliked.