10 Unexpected Things Whose Names Were Inspired By Celebrities

Over the years, many things or studies are derived from someone’s name. We call them eponyms and use them all the time without knowing. From animals to planets, having something named after people is extremely funny and cool.
We have many things whose names were inspired by celebrities. For example, in honor of what Freddie Mercury did, an asteroid was named after the late Queen frontman. The asteroid was discovered in 1991, coinciding with the year Mercury left the world. It is a touching celestial to the legendary stars. The fame may be fleeting from generation to generation, but the names of things will last forever.
Below are 11 unusual things which were named after famous people.

#1 The “Tom Cruise Law”

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Back in 2005, Tome Cruise bought an ultrasound machine for his wife, Katie Holmes’s pregnancy. After that, the law called the “Tom Crusie” law was enacted to prohibit the sale of ultrasound equipment to anyone who had no proper clinical licenses.

#2 Lady Gaga - Kaikaia gaga

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It is said that the Ph.D. student in entomology, Brendan Morris, was named after Lady Gaga. It is explained that the treehopper is a species that owns crazy horns and wacky fashion sense.

#3 Mick Jagger - Jaggermeryx Naida

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Mick Jagger was chosen to name a prehistoric creature due to his big lips. The name of the creature Jaggermeryx Naida translates to “Jagger’s water nymph”.

#4 Avril Lavigne’s special pizza

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Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has a pizza named after her at a restaurant in her hometown, Napanee. She has become their pride so they paid homage by creating a dish in her honor.

#5 John Lennon's Airport

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An airport was named after Lennon, who is a native Liverpudlian in 2002. The Beatles singer said that “everywhere is somewhere”. Now, people could travel anywhere by flying out of the Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

#6 Stephen Colbert - Aptostichus stephencolberti

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Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of spider, named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. Before that, he wished that his name would have been given to a species, same as his friend, musician Neal Young. To make Stephen’s dreams come true, biologist Jason Bond named a spider after the satirist.

#7 Hermès Kelly bag

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The Hermès Kelly bag gained mass attention thanks to Kelly. When the actress used it to cover the baby bump, it was so expensive. She got very popular and that caused the rename of the bag to “The Kelly”.

#8 Elvis Presley - “17059 Elvis”

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Amateur astronomer, John Broughton discovered an asteroid that coincident with the singer’s album called “Price from another planet”. Therefore the asteroid was named 17059 Elvis.

#9 Andrew Garfield - Pritha Garfield

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Andrew Garfield inspired a species of a venomous spider. However, the spider is not as handsome as Andrew.

#10 Beyoncé - Scaptia Beyonce

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Beyoncé is one of the biggest pop divas, but she is not the only diva with that name. A horse flies with gla amorous golden rear end was named Beyoncé because it is the “all-time diva of flies”.
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