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

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

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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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."