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#1 Posted by Kurtdyoung (1289 posts) -

My name is Garett, I was named after Pat Garrett, the Sheriff who shot and killed Billy the Kid. At first, I was told this was an honorable thing, however after doing some research, it seems that Pat Garrett was kind of a coward, and shot Billy the Kid from the shadows.  
 
So what is your name and how did your parents decide it?

#2 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

I'm named after a Jew...which is ironic cause I'm Arab.  :|

#3 Posted by supermike6 (3523 posts) -

My name is Mike because it's a pretty cool name. I was the fourth kid in my family, so at that point my parents probably didn't really need much more of a reason than that.

#4 Posted by chstupid (806 posts) -

No one

#5 Edited by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

My name is Jesse and I'm named after the father of David in the Bible.  *sigh*  It's kinda lame, but at least I have an uncommon name. 
 
Oh and also my middle name is my Fathers name.  I am Jesse David *blank* 
 
and my son will be *bleep* Jesse *blank*

#6 Edited by fearthephins (148 posts) -

My first name and my middle name came from the movie Gone with the Wind ....

#7 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Uh...  Two Catholic saints and my father.  That is, first name == Saint, middle name == Saint, but was also my father's name.

#8 Posted by buzz_clik (6837 posts) -
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#9 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -

My name is Rene, My dads best mate died before I was born, In Europe (Dad's Dutch) Rene is quite a common name for men, in New Zealand only girls are named Renne or Renee so I was picked on quite often at school until I grew to 6"2 and towered above the dicks who gave me shit about my name, Now I have a good story for it,

My two Middle names, one was my Grandfathers name and My mum just like the name of my second middle name.


 

#10 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@chstupid said:
" No one "
#11 Posted by Dalai (6880 posts) -

My papa. 
 
Yes, my dad's name is Dalai.

#12 Posted by GreggD (4444 posts) -

I'm named after my father's middle name, which in turn was named after the doctor's last name who delivered him into the world.

#13 Posted by Dimsey (943 posts) -

I'm a Jesse. I've been told I was named after Jesse James.

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (34615 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" I'm named after a Jew...which is ironic cause I'm Arab.  :| "
Wait, which Jewish figure is Kaos Angel? Is he the person who invented the wrong use of the word "ironic" (there are Arab Jews; they're pretty much called Israelis, but they're still Arab)?
 
Oh, and I wasn't named after anybody, which explains why I'm called King Vincent I.
#15 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Named after No one.

#16 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Video_Game_King:  
 
My parents named me "Annas", and it has been the very worst experience of my god damned life.  All throughout middle school and high school I was called "anus", so if people wonder why I fucking hate people at first sight...they know why now.  To this day my parents can't tell me why they picked to name me this, and to this day people in Saudi Arabia ask why I was given a Hebrew name.   
 
Even in Arabic my name is written like the Hebrew and not like the Arabic, and when I go to a Muslim Country they always look at my name, when at least two have asked if I was Muslim, despite the fact that my Visa for Saudi Arabia was for religious reasons. 
 
My brother gets named a "lion" in Middle Eastern and I get the religious stuff.  Wonderful.
    


#17 Posted by buzz_clik (6837 posts) -
@fearthephins said:
" My first name and my middle name come from the movie Gone with the Wind .... "
I think you should be proud of the name Prissy Pork.
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#18 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -

I had a grandfather named Claude. I was named after him.

#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (34615 posts) -
@KaosAngel: 
 
We're not so different, you and I. I, too, developed a deep misanthropy after horrible school experiences. Also, yea, it sucks that your brother is named Lion and you get both Human Fault and Other Human Fault.
#20 Posted by TehFedro (430 posts) -

I don't think I'm named after anybody, it's just my name.

#21 Posted by angelfan91 (891 posts) -

I'm named after Luc Robitaille because my family were huge Kings fans...and I'm a Ducks fan :)  Fuck the Kings!!!
#22 Posted by Kurtdyoung (1289 posts) -
@Kyreo: @Dimsey:  
 
My middle name is James, according to my father, I was supposed to be named Jesse James, however my racist grandparents thought it was too close to the reverend Jesse James. Names are crazy.
#23 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

Ryan named after Nolan Ryan.  My dad is a big baseball fan.

#24 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Video_Game_King: Damn, what's your background and name anyway?  I shared mine!  Now yours!
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#26 Posted by Hamst3r (4343 posts) -

 
I was named after a friend of the family.

#27 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -

My first name isn't named after anyone, my parents just liked the sound of it.  However, my middle name is the same as my father and grandfather's middle names.
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#28 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

Jacob from Christianity. Yea, that's right, I wrestle angels motherfucker!

#29 Posted by Daveyo520 (6597 posts) -

My dad.

#30 Posted by loganWTF (96 posts) -

I was named after the movie Logan's Run... Or not so much named after it as my mom saw the film and thought that Logan was a good name and gave it to me. She actually didn't like the movie.

Also, my Father and I both share the middle name Don and we both have the same initials so I'll probably try to do the same with my kid.

#31 Posted by Azteck (7447 posts) -

Hi everyone. My name is Robert, and I've been sober for two weeks. 
 
Oh wait, this isn't the AA meeting? Whoops.

#32 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -
@kurtdyoung:  
 
Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Bruce, and the guy who introduced my father to "coke parties" in the early 60s.
#33 Posted by Scrawnto (2413 posts) -

I have two uncle Mikes and an uncle Greg, so I am Michael Gregory. I kind of wish my parents had gone with their previous idea and given me my great-grandfather's name for my middle name. I could have been Michael Angelo. Ah well, this way my initials are MGM, which is kind of neat.

#34 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6270 posts) -

I'm named after one of my uncles who died before I was born.

#35 Posted by StarvingGamer (7566 posts) -

My name sounds like "love people" in Mandarin Chinese.

#36 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3153 posts) -

Tim after the bible.

#37 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1667 posts) -

I was named after the mexican singer Cristian Castro just because my dad thought his wife was hot.

#38 Edited by thunderzach (14 posts) -

I wasn't named after anybody. My parents only named me Zach because they were in a rush to get out of the hospital. That basically set the tone for much of my life, sadly...

#39 Posted by gamefreak9 (2327 posts) -

Chuck, so that i might be able to inherit some of Chuck Norris's numerous attributes, they were really hoping for that whole tears curing cancer thing to become millionaires but sadly, i also inherited the never cry feat. 

#40 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1178 posts) -

I wish I knew.

#41 Edited by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

Bjorn meaning Bear in Scandinavian.
#42 Posted by Skald (4366 posts) -

My first name is my paternal grandfather's middle name, and my middle name is my maternal grandfather's first name.

#43 Posted by corgorav (219 posts) -

I think I was named after this one "village idiot" sorta person... Dunno why.

#44 Edited by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

My name is Aaron, I was named after the brother of Moses. My mother named all her kids, all four of us, after some saint or person in the bible.
 
I despise religious things.

#45 Posted by Aetheldod (3342 posts) -

My name is Rodrigo , my mom just liked it ... but after doing extensive research I like my name , comes from the germanic Hrotriks which  translates  to glorious leader/famous leader  .... :D so bow to me suckas

#46 Posted by Fraz (20 posts) -

My first name is my grandfathers name Zackery and middle is my grandmas maiden kinda funny since I'm related distantly to Zachary Taylor the president haha  

#47 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Long answer: Nobody that I know anything about 
Short answer: Nobody

#48 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

First name? I have no idea. Last name? I dunno, but the literal translation from Spanish is "Bear River". My middle name I do know a bit about, I'm named after my great uncle Alexander, the only brother born to 6 sisters (my grandmother included). He passed away shortly before my birth and since I was the first male grandchild, I bear his name.

#49 Posted by Rubbish_ (60 posts) -

I was named after one of the relatives from my dad's side.
 
Dude called Leopold who looked so god damned good everyone slept with him and he got driven out of the country by angry husbands.
 
True story.

#50 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -

The Omen