Just Kermit? That's mild!
I see that "related to" is synonym to "derived from". It follows I guess...
First of all there is a Latin verb "fari" from the same root and one does not need to me a scholar in the language to find it out (I didn't remember it at all and found out about it by a simple internet search for instance).
I have no idea whatsoever if "fama" derives from "feri" or "feri" is a derivate of"fama" or they have formed independently from the same IE root. Not all nouns derive from verbs as anyone who dabbles the least in etymology should know.
Romans used more than sign language and grunts to communicate with each other before they came in contact with the Greeks. This
is common sense.
I completely fail to see the common sense of "fama" L. coming from "fama" Doric Gr.
P.S. I found a "wealth" of such examples of what I will charitably call folk-etymology. I really wish you guys spoke modern Greek because the sites I found them ridicule them as they deserve. In defense of Neos, he is not the only one who makes me cringe and wince and feel embarrassment by association . See the following (the words in the second column derive from the ones in the first according to a book called "English is a Greek dialect"
Είμαι I am
Άγω I go
Τίθημι, θου I do
Κάνω I can
Έχω I have