From a 1976 article in People about pianist Lorin Hollander and his then-wife Cali:
Lorin now often finds himself babysitting while Cali campaigns against atomic power. Symbolically, not long ago she shed the name she’d “hated for 30 years” for one that sounded right. Margo became Cali. “I look at myself differently now,” she says firmly, “except people all across the country think Lorin has remarried.”
From a WPMU DEV blog post about the Wayback Machine digital archive:
The Wayback Machine was named to reference Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine from the popular cartoon Rocky and Bullwinkle. In the show, the machine was pronounced as “way back,” which is where the index got its name.
From a BBC article about unpopular baby names in the UK:
The name Clive was 44th most popular choice for boys in 1954 but dropped to 58th place in 1964, and has not been in the top 100 since.
Clive Tricker, 70, from Kesgrave in Suffolk, said the cultural references associated with his name were no longer current.
“I don’t really mind too much if it dies out because the less of us there are the more unique we are.
(Tricker specified that he was named after Clive of India because his grandfather had been stationed in India while he was in the Army.)
From a Mental Floss article about film director Ron Howard:
However, Howard did go out of his way to confirm one long-held belief about Willow: that two of the villains were named after famous film critics. The evil General Kael was named after the notoriously ruthless Pauline Kael and the two-headed monster Eborsisk was named after the iconic At the Movies duo of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.
From a Colorado Public Radio article about Denver street names:
William McGaa [one of Denver’s founding officials] had a debaucherous reputation of his own, drinking and adulterating his way out of favor with the city’s elite. McGaa even named Wazee and Wewatta streets after two of his many wives, both Native American woman from local tribes.
(The settlement of Denver was named in late 1858. McGaa’s son, William Denver McGaa, was born in the settlement in March of 1859 and named after it. His mother was neither Wazee nor Wewatta, but a half-Native American woman named Jennie.)