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In the movie Iron Man, why is Iron Man naming his suits as "Mark 1, Mark 2, Mark 3" and so on. how did he came up with that Name?

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"Mark" used in this way isn't a name; it's a synonym for "model" or "version". According to Wiktionary, the relevant definition is

A particular design or make of an item (now usually with following numeral). [from 15th c.]

A famous usage of this nomenclature was in the naming of the Colossus Mark I and Mark II computers, used in code-breaking during World War II.

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