Walter Elliot Elliot (1888 – 1958) was a prominent Scottish Unionist Party politician in the interwar years. His most important role was as Secretary of State for Scotland. Who would name their child Walter Elliot Elliot. Thankfully that was not his first name. It puts one in mind of Major Major Major in Catch 22, destined never to rise above that rank by reason of the army having only one such name.