Are you a Robinson?
It had seemed to me that Robinson was a name that someone who wasn’t English might choose, either for a fictional character, or for themselves, should they wish to adopt an English name. It is found in many non-English contexts: the French words robinson (a large umbrella: a person who lives alone, apart from the world), robinsoner, robinsonisme, robinsonade, and the verb robinsonner, the latter coined by Arthur Rimbaud… Kafka’s Robinson is Irish, which prompts the hotel’s head waiter to exclaim: “I don’t even believe that his name is Robinson for no Irishman was ever called that since Ireland was Ireland”.
Patrick Kieller, “The Possibility of Life’s Survival on the Planet”
Robinsonism … a wandering, erratic scholar on a journey through landscapes of … , the Keruacs and Gingsbergs.