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What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Parents Name Their Child Bane, Secure His Future Grudge Against Batman, Mumbling


We broached the topic of geeky names for children and pets earlier this week on Facebook. We were not expecting this. 

[Editor's note: The above image is not the child in question, FYI]

A couple from England have named their newborn baby boy, Bane. Yes, after the Batman villain last seen in The Dark Knight Rises. Rugby player Jamie Jones-Buchanan and wife Emma told The Sun they always agreed to give their children unusual names.

Oh yes, there’s more.

The couple have three other children. Two are named after Star Trek characters – Lore and Dacx [sic] – while the other is named after Highlander’s Kurgan.

“I’ve known Emma since school and we always said that if we had kids we would call our first one Lore as I used to be a bit of a Trekkie,” said Buchanan. “We are delighted with the new addition and he is sleeping well. I came up with the idea and my wife had the final say, as usual.”

I know several people who named their children after geek characters but what are your thoughts on it? Is it ok up to a point? Should villain names be a no-no?

(via Digital Spy, image via @beezball)

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  • Anonymous

    “You think this gives you power over me?” — this kid, age 5.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Milby/46211656 Billy Milby

    Yeah… That picture is my son. Lol

  • Betty Windsor

    I really really really really hope they realize that Lore may kill them one day. For some reason that is the one that surprises me the most. HE WILL COME AFTER YOU

  • http://twitter.com/trivianinja Ian Fay
  • http://zadl.org/ Captain ZADL

    As long as there’s a decent nickname or middle name for the kid to choose to fall back on, then it’s fine. Otherwise… well… my friend America is pretty resentful of his parents, and isn’t as much of a hippie as them, so from my experience it doesn’t work out too well.

  • Travis Fischer

    Lore, Kurgan, and now Bane?

    I’m not really against naming kids after things you like, but villains?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they really like villains …?

  • http://twitter.com/Deggsy Deggsy

    Am I the only one thinking that the amount of teasing they’ll receive from their peers will only drive them that much faster towards villainy?

  • Betty Windsor

    Those names all sort of sound like nicknames already, so hopefully. I cannot comprehend the idea of calling a person Lore or Bane in high school. I think their success as a sci fi oriented heavy metal band is solidified.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone loves a good villain, they make others into heroes.

  • Anonymous

    I named my kid Orion, after the constellation. However in Greek myths he was such a good hunter he nearly hunted everything to extinction to the point that the Mother earth and sent a super scorpion to kill him before killed everything else. Oh, and he was a rapist. Yeay.

    I was named after Rebecca, a women conspired to have her child lie to her husband in order to steal his brother’s blessing. I was nearly named Rachel, a women who stole her dad’s house idols, lied about being on her period to stop it from being discovered, and competed with her sister to her death to have the most boys.

    So I can’t really say that I have a problem naming your kid after something problematic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zeonchar Amanda M. Ramsey

    Did you miss the part of the article that says they’re from England?