I LOVE this. NPR's Morning Edition did a story about people whose last names became nouns. Like Henry Shrapnel, Jules Leotard and Lord Cardigan. (btw Lord Cardigan is an awesome name)
My maiden name was a plural noun. Maybe I'll do something so famous that my married name "vollers" will become a noun...
...Probably not. But a girl can dream.
Read about all the famous noun people here.