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Old June 9 2009, 10:37 PM   #31
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

My friend's kids are Arwen, Kryan, and Griffin. I have had cats over the years named Klaatu, Berata, and Nektu.
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Old June 9 2009, 10:44 PM   #32
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

Well, my sister was determined to name her son "Matthew Jackson" (first and middle name) but I talked her out of it.

I told her she should give him a classic , Presidential-sounding name, like Harrison. She agreed, and the boy's 11 years old now.

I never told her that it was really because of Harrison Ford.
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Old June 9 2009, 11:50 PM   #33
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^Well, Jackson is a presidential name (as in Andrew) -- and so is Matthew within the West Wing universe (Matt Santos).
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Old June 9 2009, 11:54 PM   #34
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A guy I know form church is named Jor-El [who by the way has the most badass myspace profile picture ever]. His recently born children are Kal-El and Kara. Oh, and a girl I knew was named Amanda after Spock's mom.
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Old June 9 2009, 11:55 PM   #35
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

I've named my guinea pig Nibbler.
And yes, *sigh*, I suggested the name Thomas William to my wife for our son when he was born, from the TNG episodes with the duplicated Riker from a transporter malfunction. She bought it. He's 10 now, and she still has no idea it's a Trek reference....I'm not evil.....am I?
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Old June 10 2009, 12:14 AM   #36
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My friend's daughter is named Kira, but it's after the character from The Dark Crystal.
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Old June 10 2009, 12:16 AM   #37
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

I read of somebody yelling at their 3 children Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan.
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Old June 10 2009, 01:24 AM   #38
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

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I read of somebody yelling at their 3 children Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan.


I have a cat named Alistair, after the Brigadier from Doctor Who, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.

I would if I thought the name sounded nice and was transparent enough that it wouldn't be immediately pointed out and said child teased.
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Old June 10 2009, 03:03 AM   #39
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

My neighbor's kids were looking for a cat name, and I suggested Nyssa. They went for it, but the kids had seen enough Who to get the reference. Though their parents misspelled it "Nissa".

My parents' current cat was named "Carmel" when she came home from the pet store, which we weren't terribly fond of. We were deliberating a name and watching Stargate SG-1 at the same time, and who should show up but Samantha Carter? So the cat became, quite naturally, Samantha Carmel.
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Old June 10 2009, 03:17 AM   #40
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

A few years ago, I was torn. Did I want to name the new cats Fafnir and Sigurd or Percival and Galahad?

I went with the Arthurian names. They were easier for others to pronounce.
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Old June 10 2009, 03:36 AM   #41
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I was named after Dave from 2001.

No not really.
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Old June 10 2009, 03:48 AM   #42
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

^Although I was named "Hal" after my grandfather and not the famous computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, I always found it a curious coincidence that I graduated from high school in 2001. (For the record, I'm perfectly fine with people making 2001 jokes with my name. But reference Shallow Hal and you die!)

There aren't a lot of particularly sci-fi-ish guy names that would be able to slip in generally unnoticed except by my fellow travelers. But if I have daughters, I'd be very tempted to go with "Kira" & "Ezri."

So far, the only life forms I've ever been at all within my power to name have been cats. I keep wanting a cat named "Praxis" (after the exploded Klingon moon from Star Trek VI) but I haven't had such an opportunity yet. All of the cats that we get either come pre-named or my mother & sister have very specific ideas about names. There was one that I wanted to name "Alice" after Alice in Wonderland, because I always felt that her behavior was "curiouser & curiouser." My sister vetoed me. (She decided to name it Adelade after the character from Guys & Dolls. For our own sanity, no one dared disagree with my sister about anything around that time.)
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Old June 10 2009, 04:31 AM   #43
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

I would name my child Xavier but that has little to do with X-Men. I just like the name.
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Old June 10 2009, 04:39 AM   #44
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I have to admit, a daughter with the name of ╚owyn would be nice. Well, without the accent mark, 'cuz that would be a pain.
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Old June 10 2009, 04:49 AM   #45
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I had a black cat named Snowball, after the Simpsons cat.
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