What's up with the names?

#1Cthulhu_Posted 6/13/2012 12:06:09 AM
Don't get me wrong, Samus Aran is a cool name and all that jazz, but it's really out of place when compared to Anthony Higgs and James Pierce. To me, it would make sense that Samus's name was given to her from the Chozo, and her real name was actually something normal. However, according to the Metroid Wikia, she shares the same last name as her parents, and her parents have normal first names to boot.

Am I the only one who thinks this is weird?

Also, greetings to helmaroc1 from the GS:DD board.
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#2manthony_HiggsPosted 6/13/2012 12:26:59 AM
"Samus Aran" Is Irish, something about islands.
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#3StarstormVGNPosted 6/13/2012 7:37:30 AM
Samus is the Celtic feminine form of James.
Aran could possibly be from the Aran Islands off the coast of Ireland.
#4helmaroc1Posted 6/13/2012 9:03:14 AM
Salutations!

Actually, you've got me thinking..wouldn't it be cool to have a Metroid game with some Lovecraftian monsters?
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#5Shah138Posted 6/13/2012 9:54:31 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/06/18/this-is-how-the-names-metroid-and-samus-aran-came-to-exist/
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#6DiortePosted 6/13/2012 1:08:25 PM
I thought Samus' name was just a mishmash of letters from some other words that those silly Japanese developers thought sounded like a cool space name.
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#7nahor88Posted 6/14/2012 4:02:42 PM
StarstormVGN posted...
Samus is the Celtic feminine form of James.
Aran could possibly be from the Aran Islands off the coast of Ireland.


I thought its the feminine form of Seamus?
Unless thats the Irish equivalent of James...

Anyone thats read Harry Potter should recognize "Seamus".
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