What was Seychelles named after?

The Seychelles islands were claimed by France and the French East India Company in 1756, when Captain Corneille Nicolas Morphey was sent from Mauritius to occupy the islands.

The islands were named Sechelles, after Vicomte Moreau des Sechelles, the French Comptroller General of Finances. Later, the name 'Sechelles' became 'Seychelles'.