Wow. What a gold mine of relevant information! Thank you all for the crowdsourced awesomeness! I'm a big fan of both lore and RPG-play of 1E, 2E, 3.5 & 5E (although I'm now playing primarily using Pathfinder rules). So Diffan's inclusion of 4E data is a tremendous boon for the database ... as I don't have any of those books.
On a related note ... and for those interested, Steven Schend wrote this quote back in November of 2005:
"One of the things Ed and Eric and I have tried to slip in here and there is the idea that all spells once had someone's name attached to them, if you look far enough back. Time once was, Perigon's Pulchritudinous Pulse was the name a haughty mage of Jhaamdath named what we now call magic missile, etc. You can do this with nearly any spell, which was one of the reasons I wrote who knew the spells I wrote in City of Splendors all those years ago--the more common and widespread the spell, the more apt it would be to lose its honorific and become "uncommon" or "common" in use."