Can you imagine "Flying past now the plane that won The Battle of Britain - The Shrew" doesn't have a heroic ring to it does it? I think the Hurricane would have got a lot more of the limelight. Anyway I don't have a question so open floor...And your horrible feeling is correct. R J Mitchell wanted to call it the Shrew and hated the name Spitfire. I know which one I prefer.
Over to you.