Here’s a scary little name story for you:
Mike and Susan Cooper of Bristol, England, welcomed a 6lb 6oz baby boy on 6/6/06 and named him Damien after Damien Thorn, the devil-child in the movie The Omen (1976).
Why did screenwriter David Seltzer choose the name Damien for his five-year-old Antichrist? I don’t know for sure, but my guess is that Damien reminded him of the word “demon.”
(Despite the similarity, Damien isn’t related to “demon.” It comes from the ancient Greek name Damianos, which was derived from a word meaning “to tame.”)