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#51 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I was named after Bieber. My parents foretold his arrival twenty years ago. 
 
...God, if this were true I'd have to kill myself.  :P

#52 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @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.
    


"
Anus?  
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 
 
Oh man, that's classic.
#53 Posted by AngelKore (160 posts) -
#54 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

Named after my great grandpa, moved from France to here as a 15-year-old coal miner, served in the war and got a purple heart. Pretty cool guy.

#55 Posted by mrfizzy (1529 posts) -

My name is Simon and my parents chose that name because they liked the name Simon. I have been told that if you trace it back far enough it means "he who hears the voice of god" in Hebrew. My middle name is Allan as that was my grandfathers name. 

#56 Posted by Zanda (68 posts) -

Using morse code, I named myself by punching my mum in the womb several times. 

#57 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

I was named after Michael J. Fox's character on Family Ties.  My parents named me after a damn fictional Republican.   

#58 Posted by Moose (60 posts) -

Mad Max.
Sweet.

#59 Posted by Dunchad (494 posts) -

I was named after a god. Which is quite suitable, if you ask me. 
 

#60 Posted by A_Dog (744 posts) -

I was named after Ryan Giggs. 

#61 Edited by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

I actually have no idea. I haven't thought about asking my parents and I don't really care either.

#62 Posted by Illmatic (1358 posts) -

Named after a grandfather who passed away before I was born.

#63 Posted by adz117 (136 posts) -

Adam Ant I believe, Mum was a big fan xD

#64 Edited by valrog (3671 posts) -

After some merchant.

#65 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Adrian Belew

#66 Posted by SamSharp505 (210 posts) -

MIddle name after Luke Skywalker...I was born a nerd D: 
that's it :(

#67 Posted by Hector (3364 posts) -
After my grandfather.
#68 Posted by zameer (606 posts) -

I was named after the Bollywood movie my parents watched on their first date. It... hurts. 

#69 Posted by Dejkrigeren (384 posts) -

Well my parents decided that it would be a good idea to let my sister name me. Seems like a good idea right? Well my sister was 3 years old at the time so the best she could come up with was Fætter BR which is a chain of Danish toy shops. 
My parents didn't exactly agree with that so they forced her to pick a better name. Another girl from her kindergarten had just gotten a brother too who had been named Jens so my sister decided that she wanted a Jens too.

#70 Posted by harvey_the_pooka (271 posts) -

I´m named after my two granddad´s who both fought in the war. One on the good side and one on the bad side...(German, US)

#71 Edited by 49th (2758 posts) -
#72 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@KaosAngel: 
 
It doesn't really translate well, since Earth computers don't really have my alphabet on their keyboards, but for simplicity's sake, when around humans, I just use the name Vincent. It's a cool name.
#73 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

After a friendly ghost.

#74 Posted by weegieanawrench (1939 posts) -

My dad named me after Saint Michael. My mom named me after Michael Palin, the famous Python. I think that being named after Palin is more awesome.

#75 Edited by CandleJakk (766 posts) -

My parents wanted normal names that weren't common at the time. Many other parents had similar ideas when naming their son Benjamin. (3rd most common UK name in '89).

#76 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
"After a friendly ghost. "

Casper! (with a smidgeon of doubt) Right...?
#77 Posted by JakeTaylor (309 posts) -

I'm named after a village in the north of England called Austwick. 

#78 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:

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

You would rather take the Jewish meaning rather than the Arabic one?
 
To be honest with you, I don't think anyone in the Arab world would look at your name and go "Sheeh man, what a Jewish name". No. In fact, "أنس" is a wonderful name because it refers to tranquility and calmness with your surroundings. 

Your name is your identity, you should be proud of it.
#79 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -
@GunnBjorn said:
" @TheSeductiveMoose said:
"After a friendly ghost. "
Casper! (with a smidgeon of doubt) Right...? "
Yup :)
#80 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

after my parents' uncle cuz he's a bigass doctor

#81 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
" After a friendly ghost. "
Vigo The Carpathian?
#82 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" @TheSeductiveMoose said:
" After a friendly ghost. "
Vigo The Carpathian? "
No, but I wish.
#83 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Named after my Mother's Father, Joseph. Same name, I go by Joe however.

#84 Posted by raiz265 (2239 posts) -
#85 Edited by thegoldencat7 (1497 posts) -

No one in particular, but its a pretty common name shared by various kings, and biblical figures. Never liked it.
#86 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i'm not named after anyone. my middle name is also my dad's middle name.

#87 Posted by buzz_clik (6975 posts) -
@AngelKore: Ha! No way! Are you yanking my chain? Because not only would it be too fucking cool that I've bumped into someone who has the same name for the same reason (up top, mate!) but the magic just had to happen here at Giant Bomb, didn't it? Man, this place rules hard.
 
P.S. Quests are fun.
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#88 Posted by HawkSE (216 posts) -

My Dad. I'm Scott Neal Ellison II (the 2nd)

#89 Posted by cherub09 (76 posts) -

An American folk singer. My parents were hippies.

#90 Posted by DillonWerner (1528 posts) -

My little brother was named after the John Wayne movie Big Jake.  If you can't guess, his name is Jake.

#91 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

My first name... eh. 
 
But apparently my middle name Albert is named after Albert Einstein. 
 
I would have prefered Einstein if that was their thing but oh well.

#92 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1370 posts) -

Alistair, after my dad. I'm rarely actually called by my full name, I go with Ali since it's much less clunky.

#93 Posted by Skytylz (4033 posts) -

My name is Spencer and I'm not named after anyone, because my parents  had enough creativity to come up with a fucking  name.

#94 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

My name is Chris Kent, my parents were thinking of naming me Clark. Sadly, they did not.

#95 Posted by Brians (1463 posts) -
#96 Posted by Dixego (385 posts) -

Diego Verdaguer

#97 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (742 posts) -

I'm named after Thomas Edison and Mr. Ed, the talking horse. I just had this discussion after one of my classes today.

#98 Posted by eternitymemory (153 posts) -

My dad did his best to name us all uniquely because he didn't want us to be stuck with boring common names like his, so my first name is not after anyone in particular. My middle name was inspired by my grandma's first name, however.

#99 Edited by AngelKore (160 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:

" @AngelKore: Ha! No way! Are you yanking my chain? Because not only would it be too fucking cool that I've bumped into someone who has the same name for the same reason (up top, mate!) but the magic just had to happen here at Giant Bomb, didn't it? Man, this place rules hard.
 
P.S. Quests are fun. "

Yep, Giantbomb is the greatest matchmaker website on the internet it seems D; 
And yeah. My parents didn't realize it was a surname until after they submitted the naming form so I guess I was stuck with it. Callan's quite a cool name though, you have to admit. :D
#100 Posted by MatPaget (1115 posts) -

I was named after I was born. I have no idea who was named before me though. Could be anyone really.