Does Moby have the blood of literary royalty flowing through his veins? Born Richard Melville Hall, the multi-platinum electronica artist's nickname was given to him by his parents during childhood because of a possible relation to the author of the great American novel 'Moby-Dick.' "The basis for Richard Melville Hall -- and for Moby -- is that supposedly Herman Melville was my great-great-great-granduncle," he told CNN.