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Old June 9 2009, 12:44 PM   #16
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

I named my dog, a Basset Hound, Jean Luc Picard
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Old June 9 2009, 01:18 PM   #17
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No, but I have cats named B'Elanna, Seven (of Nine Lives) and (not sf, but Austin Powers) Foxy Cleopatra
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Old June 9 2009, 01:42 PM   #18
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Not a character, but in elementary school I had a classmate (probably born c. 1968) named Nichelle Nicholes or Nicholls or something. I would imagine there was an upswing in African-American girls named Nichelle in the late '60s, but she had the advantage of a nearly identical last name.

My dear departed cat Natasha was named by her original owners after Natasha Fatale from Rocky & Bullwinkle, but I kept the name because of Tasha Yar from TNG.

Back when Robotech was on the air, I thought that "Miriya" was a lovely name, so much that I'd consider naming a daughter that if I ever had one.
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Old June 9 2009, 02:51 PM   #19
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

My ex-roommate named her cat Callie, after the character from Battlestar Galactica.

She said it was because the cat was whiny, needy and suffered from mood swings.
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Old June 9 2009, 03:21 PM   #20
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

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I tried to name my first son James Tiberious, but my wife vetoed me!
That is just wrong.....getting vetoed....damn
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Old June 9 2009, 03:28 PM   #21
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If I ever have kids, I'll name them Batman and Captain Robau. That way, they'll never get their asses kicked.

Well, Batman might get his ass handed to him when he is little...if he does, I'll just rename him NuKirk.

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That is funny for many reasons.
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Old June 9 2009, 03:48 PM   #22
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My niece is named after Kira Nerys, but spelled Kearah. My cousin named one of her daughters Arwen.
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Old June 9 2009, 04:08 PM   #23
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I've always joked that if my wife (whoever she may be) lets me I'll name our daughter Aeryn Kara Serenity Bishop (the Bishop being my surname - not that of the android from Aliens )
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Old June 9 2009, 07:11 PM   #24
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I've always joked that if my wife (whoever she may be) lets me I'll name our daughter Aeryn Kara Serenity Bishop (the Bishop being my surname - not that of the android from Aliens )
Um, Bishop is also an Xman. FYI.

I tried but the wife had a few things to say about our son's name. I wanted Cameron or DeForest but she didn't like "Cam" and she thought DeForest would make his schoolyears miserable. I also tried for Bob(for Bob Justman) but she said it was too common.
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Old June 9 2009, 07:58 PM   #25
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I've always joked that if my wife (whoever she may be) lets me I'll name our daughter Aeryn Kara Serenity Bishop (the Bishop being my surname - not that of the android from Aliens )
Um, Bishop is also an Xman. FYI.
Good point! But we seem to have been on a bit of an Aliens kick on the board recently, so he didn't leap to mind. Plus it doesn't matter: IT's MY FUCKING NAME!
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Old June 9 2009, 08:25 PM   #26
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

named my cat Dub Dub or Dubby in reference to Wendy "Dubby" Watson from The Middleman
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Old June 9 2009, 08:47 PM   #27
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I don't have a chance. My girlfriend-soon-to-be-fiancee has already decided on the names of the children.

Though I might have managed to slip Jean-Luc (since it has an L in it and she's fond of that particular letter).
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Old June 9 2009, 08:56 PM   #28
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My kids aren't named after any, but my son's friend is named Ronan (as in "The Accuser"). Spelled the same way, too.
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Old June 9 2009, 09:06 PM   #29
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Given that my girlfriend is a science fiction enthusiast like me, it is a possibility. However, being English-based, most sci-fi names sound really weird in Italian, so the eventual kid would probably have to deal with a lot of grief and misspelling in life. Not sure if it would be worth it.
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Old June 9 2009, 10:31 PM   #30
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The runner-up for my name was of a literary variety.

I'm using that for a novel I'm currently writing.
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