Originally Posted by Blitzkrieg Bop
Nolan, just like all the Batman DC Comics writers post-Kane have had the right to create a new Robin in whatever light they see fit. John Blake is just as much Robin in characteristics as the Robins on the printed page. Robin isn't just his christian name, its the mantle he carries in The Dark Knight Rises.
John Blake isn't any of the Robins from the comics, therefore he isn't Robin.
If Nolan created a character named Jason Stevens in Batman Begins, without anyone named Bruce Wayne, and he had some of the characteristics of Batman, and at the end of Batman Begins some lady revealed that Jason Steven's real name was Batman, does that make him Batman to you too?
Blake isn't Robin.