While my nick
is not in any religious text, unless you want to count the gospel according to Cat, and even there it's called Fuchal, there is a biblical link to it ... sort of.
Fourth year of middle school. English/Dutch/History/Religion teacher had one of those nine month afflictions and was coming up on the tail end of it. So we got two substitutes (one for English/Dutch, the other for History/Religion). And, of course, being the bunch of assholes one tends to be at that age. We decided to do the utterly overused trick of chaning names. Out comes the bible
. But, our knowledge of the damn thing being about as detailed as one can expect from Belgian teens in the late eighties we couldn't find enough different names! What other book contains peculiar names and is easily available to schoolchildren? The Atlas of course (hey, at least were sticking to the religion theme ... right?)
Et voila ... Fiji.
The name stuck as it is fairly similar to my real name (which, at the time, I hated and am still not too jazzed about). I'm registered under that name in many a forum.