92 naturally-occurring, elements

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Out of all the 92 naturally-occurring, elements, ---------- and -------- are the only two that derive their names from those of people (and even then, not directly). Name both of them.
 

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anomaly
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are they real people?

Otherwise:
Niobium - Niobe, daughter of mythical king Tantalus
Palladium - Greek goddess of wisdom "Pallas"

I hated chem!


(net search - not my own knowledge admitedly!)
 
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Rf rutherfordiam
Bh bohriam

?
 
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Guybrush Threepwood
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Cm - Curium - after Marie Curie
Gd - Gadolinium - after Johan Gadolin (another french guy I had to search for the last one)
 
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Guybrush Threepwood
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wait Curium has atomic number 96 (that puts him out)
I guess it is Sm - samarium and Gd - gadolinium

google did it
 
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point for guybrush!
 

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