License to Lock

The popular British Spy James Bond goes by two names, James Bond and  007.

I don’t understand why the number 007 is more popular than the name James Bond.Don’t you think it is too much to name even a basic lock after 007 ?

In a lighter note…. there is a joke that 007 is a nickname given to surgeons who tend to kill their patients or the phrase ‘Here comes 007 ‘