I know the name Linux is based on Linus Torvalds name, but I think that's a crappy explanation. So I've decided to rewrite history. In the best hacker tradition, Linux is now a recursive acronym for "Linux Is Not UniX" (the terminating "X" being in the tradition of *nixen ending with a "X"). I think that's a much better origin for the name, and the previous Linus-related reason should be dismissed as an urban myth.
Who's with me!? (C'mon, someone's gotta be with me...)