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Old May 10 2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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In name of Trek?

Does anyone know someone or of someone who was named after a Trek character?

Any real world Uhuras or Hikarus or Odonnas or Shanas or James Tiberius' or whatever out there?
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Old May 10 2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: In name of Trek?

I know an Aeryn who was named after the character on FARSCAPE. Does that count?
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Old May 10 2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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An old co-worker of mine named he daughter Rygel due to Star Trek
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Old May 10 2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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Re: In name of Trek?

I sneaked a 'Benjamin' past my wife for our third child.

Plus we have a cat named 'Tucker', my wife named him that figuring the odds were better that I'd let her keep him. It worked.
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Old May 10 2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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Re: In name of Trek?

Well there was this physician named Spock.

But I'm pretty sure his parents didn't name him after the Star Trek character.
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Old May 10 2013, 06:14 PM   #6
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Re: In name of Trek?

Our son's middle name is Archer.

Not TOS, but answers the question.
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Old May 10 2013, 06:31 PM   #7
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Our son's middle name is Archer.

Not TOS, but answers the question.
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Old May 10 2013, 07:08 PM   #8
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I know a couple who named their daughter "Seven."

Seriously. It's quite a charming and rather dignified name to say, once you get over the initial WTF.
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Old May 10 2013, 07:22 PM   #9
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: View Post
I know a couple who named their daughter "Seven."

Seriously. It's quite a charming and rather dignified name to say, once you get over the initial WTF.
They get it from Trek or the Seinfeld episode?

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Old May 10 2013, 07:30 PM   #10
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Do pets count? I once named a fish -- a mini koi -- James Tiberius Koik. Called him Tiberius.
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Old May 10 2013, 08:07 PM   #11
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The actor Kirk Cameron was named after Captain Kirk.

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Old May 10 2013, 09:42 PM   #12
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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: View Post
I know a couple who named their daughter "Seven."

Seriously. It's quite a charming and rather dignified name to say, once you get over the initial WTF.
Woman: "What a nice little girl! And how old are you?"
Seven: "I'm seven."
Woman: "And what's your name?"
Seven: "I'm Seven."
Woman: "No, your name dear not your age."
Seven: "Mommy!"
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Old May 10 2013, 10:35 PM   #13
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In a book from the 1970's called "Letters to Star Trek", there is the story of a couple who named their daughter Miri, after that episode. I can only imagine the monstrously awful schoolhood that poor girl must have had. ("No, it's not Mary . . . it's Miri . . . no Miri . . . well see, my parents named me after a Star Trek episode . . . please stop laughing . . .")
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Old May 11 2013, 02:48 AM   #14
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Tora Ziyal wrote: View Post
Do pets count? I once named a fish -- a mini koi -- James Tiberius Koik. Called him Tiberius.
That's cute!

I named one of my cats after a character in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover novel.

And another cat was named Gussy; people thought it was in honor of my grandfather, whose name was Gustav. But only I knew he was really named after Augustus Caesar.

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In a book from the 1970's called "Letters to Star Trek", there is the story of a couple who named their daughter Miri, after that episode. I can only imagine the monstrously awful schoolhood that poor girl must have had. ("No, it's not Mary . . . it's Miri . . . no Miri . . . well see, my parents named me after a Star Trek episode . . . please stop laughing . . .")
It would be annoying if people didn't hear it correctly and made the wrong assumption. I get that all the time with my middle name.

But "Miri" could simply be a shortened form of "Miriam." It's a perfectly good name.

At least they didn't name her after a character in the Gor novels (I didn't know how to react the day I met a college kid named "Tarl." He was rather embarrassed to admit that yes, his parents read Gor books, and I tried very hard not to laugh as he was definitely not anybody's vision of a swashbuckling wencher...).
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Old May 11 2013, 02:50 AM   #15
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When I was a kid, I had a friend named Kirk. His parents were major Trekkies.
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