In fact, Cooper’s name came from James Fenimore Cooper (as in the author who wrote Last of the Mohicans). He’s not exactly named after him but was just inspired by it. I was desperately searching trying to come up with boy names before Cooper was born. I thought a literary name might be nice, so I was scanning hundreds of authors’ names. I came across Mr. Cooper and voila!
Cooper Alexander McGarvey.
Sorry, Mr. Alice Cooper, no namesake for you here!