Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fact of the Day: Princess Zelda

Nintendo's popular The Legend of Zelda series is named after writer F. Scott Fizgerald's wife Zelda. The two became celebrities after their success with books. Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto explained the decision with this quote "Zelda was the name of the wife of the famous novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of her name. So I took the liberty of using her name for the very first Zelda title." and the rest is history. 

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good choice!

Paul Forster said...

An interesting fact, Adam! Thanks for sharing!

Elisabeth said...

Zelda is a special name, even in my opinion. It sticks to your mind :) And I love Fitzgerald's work! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! Today we have 26 degrees, so it still keeps on getting warmer!

xxx
E from Helsinki
http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

WOW, how interesting. I always thought Zelda sounded like a dog's name rather than an actual name.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is interesting! I had no idea. I love the Zelda games.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Zelda" has ZING!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I didn´t know this but I have heard that Robin Williams´ daughter was called Zelda because of the computer game. Kisses:)

Nina said...

And finally.....a reason for a mother to actually like a video game! Thanks.

Sharon said...

I didn't know that! I love playing Zelda haha

Unknown said...

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Pat said...

Wow! I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Never knew that one

Adam said...

that actually is my dog's name. Zelda is my favorite series.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I thought that it was like this!

Unknown said...

Really? I didn't know about this

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Julie Ann Lozada said...

cool information again! :)

It’s a GIRL Thing

DEZMOND said...

I had a cat named Zelda after his wife :) But she was far from beautiful. She was a bit insane and wanted to become a ballerina all her life, even though she was too big and too overweight for that. She died when she burnt down in a fire in the asylym she was locked in.

Caro * said...

Very interessant post. Zelda is a legend :)

MEcoy said...

never thought of that