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Old June 12 2009, 03:27 AM   #76
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

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My old lady agreed to Elanor (After Sam's daughter in LotR), but then when it came time for the name certificate, she "forgot" and spelled it the traditional way (Eleanor).
It's probably for the best. It's one thing to use a sci-fi themed name that is incredibly easy to spell, like "Ezri" or "Jadzia" or "Arwen." But you're just asking for a lifetime of paperwork headaches if you give them a phonetically traditional sounding name with an unconventional spelling. (Tolkien inspired names are particularly bad in this respect.)
Honey?? When did you sign up for an account here?

In all seriousness you (and my wife) are right... I just wanted to let my geek flag fly a little.
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Old June 12 2009, 03:38 AM   #77
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Coworker with the last name of Clark named his first son Luke (yes exactly!) and his second son Kent.
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Old June 12 2009, 03:52 AM   #78
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Kent Clark? Oh, that poor kid. I think some parents forget how mercilessly children tease one another...
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Old June 12 2009, 04:13 AM   #79
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One of my fellow instructors is named "Shawna" after the character in "The Gamesters of Triskelion".
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Old June 12 2009, 04:41 PM   #80
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I named my son "Predator" and my daughter "Alien" (Sigh) They just cant seem to get along...
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Old June 12 2009, 05:02 PM   #81
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I was in the comic shop last month, and a guy was in there with his 4-year-old son. When they left he said "Come on, Logan."

The shop owner said they get a lot of Logans in there.
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Old June 12 2009, 07:55 PM   #82
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I was in the comic shop last month, and a guy was in there with his 4-year-old son. When they left he said "Come on, Logan."

The shop owner said they get a lot of Logans in there.

But are they named after Wolverine or LOGAN'S RUN?

Yeah, I know, I'm showing my age here . . . .

If they have a little sister named Ororo, that's the clincher!
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Old June 13 2009, 12:09 AM   #83
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My sons Worf and Garak are very happy with their names.
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Old June 13 2009, 03:30 AM   #84
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My wife once had a pair of black/white lab rats name Loki and Beale.
It's part of why I married her.
Yeas, I like rats THAT much.
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Old June 13 2009, 10:28 PM   #85
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my next child will be named Rook if it's a girl after Rook Bartley from Robotech. I was going to with Rand for a boys name also from Robotech but I am going to go with Ender. Ender will definitely get him laid.
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Old June 13 2009, 10:40 PM   #86
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I named my son "Predator" and my daughter "Alien" (Sigh) They just cant seem to get along...
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Old June 14 2009, 03:46 AM   #87
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I named my son "Predator" and my daughter "Alien" (Sigh) They just cant seem to get along...
Just wait until number three, "Colonial Marine," comes along.
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Old June 14 2009, 05:50 AM   #88
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my next child will be named Rook if it's a girl after Rook Bartley from Robotech. I was going to with Rand for a boys name also from Robotech but I am going to go with Ender. Ender will definitely get him laid.
I mentioned Rook and Rand earlier. Love those names.

Rand works doubly for me, too - Robotech and maps (since I make maps for a living).
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Old June 14 2009, 07:09 AM   #89
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My wife and I are naming our little girl Ainsley after the West Wing character.
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Old June 14 2009, 02:37 PM   #90
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^Well, I suppose one could consider The West Wing science fiction, since it's kind of an alternate history.
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