The diuretic Lasix is so named because it Lasts Six hours.
Statler and Waldorf, the old hecklers in the opera box on "The Muppet Show," are named after hotels. Waldorf's wife is named Astoria.
Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's last name is a combination of his birth name, Villar, and his wife's maiden name, Raigosa.
The sleeping pill Ambien helps people feel well in the morning (A.M. bien).
The ice cream store Baskin-Robbins takes its name from founders Irvine Robbins and Burton Baskin, who flipped a coin to decide whose name would be first. After his retirement from the company, Robbins named his boat "The 32nd Flavor."
The shoe company adidas is named after founder Adolf "Adi" Dassler.
The Taser stun gun takes its name from Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle, one of a popular series of children's books published in the early 20th Century about a MacGyver-like inventor.
In the Midwood section of Brooklyn there are Avenues A through Z with certain exceptions, including Avenue Q. Between Avenue P and Avenue R is Quentin Road, named for the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Gatorade takes its name from the University of Florida, where it was developed for the football team.
When the patent on the heartburn drug Prilosec was nearing expiration, its owners reëngineered it and spent $500 million advertising its replacement, Nexium (their "next" drug).
The housewares retailer Bed Bath and Beyond takes its name from the well-known blog Ben Bass and Beyond.