I was watching the teaser trailer for Spectre, and approximately 28 seconds in, we see this signature:

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The surname of the signatory looks like “Bond”, but it’s certainly not James, nor does it seem to be the name of either of his parents (Andrew and Monique). I think it looks a bit like “Chairman”, but that seems like a strange name.

Since this field is labelled “Legal Guardian(s)”, and given the surname, I’m assuming this is a member of Bond’s family. But I don’t recall anybody in any of the Bond films with a remotely similar name. It is, of course, possible that this is an entirely new character.

Whose signature is this?

I’ve included the full screencap below, but the rest of the image may be spoilery:

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    Spoilers are fine here, as long as they're not in the question... also, is it really a spoiler if it's in the trailer?
    – Catija
    Mar 28, 2015 at 15:18
  • @Catija I tend to err on the side of caution with these things. Feel free to edit to un-spoil if you feel strongly.
    – alexwlchan
    Mar 28, 2015 at 15:20
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    I don't feel strongly about spoilers. They're neither required nor banned, I was just pointing it out. :)
    – Catija
    Mar 28, 2015 at 15:27

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Charmian Bond, James's aunt and legal guardian. She was mentioned in his obituary in Fleming's novel You only Live Twice. From Wikipedia:

After the death of his parents, Bond goes to live with his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, in the village of Pett Bottom, where he completes his early education.

Charmian was the name of Fleming's cousin who married his brother Richard. It's often misspelled as Charmain and Charmaine.

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    Ah, so my guess of Chairman was actually quite close. Thanks!
    – alexwlchan
    Mar 28, 2015 at 15:20

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