In the ending credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, some names appear as Baby Groot or I am Groot(1) before being replaced by the person's name. What does this mean?

(1) I don't remember the exact text

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    It seems to be nothing but a joke in a credit sequence that is already full of other equally meaningless quirks.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 15:09
  • The only explanation I can think to is that it marked people who had a baby while making the movie. Commented May 21, 2017 at 15:10
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    I think it means the producers are being playful with the audience, like the Zuker brothers used to do.
    – Ben Plont
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 15:10
  • I wouldn't even have imagined any explanation. But I don't know.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 15:11
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    I also thought to remember that those names actually read "I am Groot" rather than "Baby Groot" (which of course might also throw your explanation out the window). But maybe I just don't remember it well enough.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 15:12

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They all said, "I Am Groot". Because "I am Groot" means anything Groot wants it to mean. Including that person's name. This is the same as many movies or shows that have jokes in their credits. Like the Simpson's Little Tree House of Horror episodes where all the names are given funny horror themes or middle names.

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    As another example, there's a Friends episode where all the cast and crew have 'Arquette' added to their names, to honour the marriage of Courtney Cox to David Arquette. Basically, it's a bit of fun
    – gabe3886
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 18:36
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    A further example, the Top Gear specials will usually do something funny with the names related to the special. So for the Arctic special they were all called "Sir Ranulph XXX", as an allusion to Sir Ranulph Fiennes, a famous British explorer.
    – SGR
    Commented May 22, 2017 at 12:38

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