Meat Loaf got his name in Dallas. Here’s how

The musician born Marvin Lee Aday told several versions of his stage name’s origin story.

1/23/2022 12:33:00 AM

The musician born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas was better known as Meat Loaf. He died at 74, prompting an outpouring of remembrances. And the origin of his name — or names — is complicated.

The musician born Marvin Lee Aday told several versions of his stage name’s origin story.

. And the origin of his name — or names — is complicated.Aday hated his real name since childhood, Marvin, and legally had it changed to Michael, he told thePittsburgh Tribune-Reviewin 1999.Meat Loaf was bestowed on him later, he told the newspaper. His father gave him the name almost as soon as they returned from the hospital. He was a big kid from the day he was born and said that one day his father saw him wrapped up in a blanket and pronounced that he looked like a meat loaf. The name stuck.

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outpouring of remembrances . And the origin of his name — or names — is complicated. Aday hated his real name since childhood, Marvin, and legally had it changed to Michael, he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in 1999. Meat Loaf was bestowed on him later, he told the newspaper. His father gave him the name almost as soon as they returned from the hospital. He was a big kid from the day he was born and said that one day his father saw him wrapped up in a blanket and pronounced that he looked like a meat loaf. The name stuck. Former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings presents a plaque on behalf of the city to Meat Loaf, who was being honored at Thomas Jefferson High School's Distinguished Alumni Convocation in 2015. Meat Loaf held out his hand and paused when the school bell went off in the middle of the mayor's presentation. (Jim Tuttle / Staff Photographer) In an interview with The Dallas Morning News in 2015, when he returned to Thomas Jefferson High School to be recognized in a class of distinguished alumni, he shared a similar story: “My father gave me the name Meat when I rolled out of [Baylor] hospital,” he told Robert Wilonsky. But there was a difference in this telling. “The ‘Loaf’ came later, at Cary Middle School, when I stepped on the [football] coach’s foot. Everybody laughed. But everyone in eighth grade thinks everything’s funny. The next day on my locker they taped a piece of paper that said ‘Meat Loaf.’” During his 2015 visit to Dallas, Meat Loaf addressed TJ students and staff with a brief speech on the stage where he started his career. “These things happened, and they led to this without me knowing it at the time,” he said of his career. “It wasn’t planned. You just have to be ready for the opportunities. Some people say, ‘He got lucky.’ Sure, because you make your own luck — by hustling, by networking, by really doing it and never giving up.”