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Old June 10 2009, 04:57 AM   #46
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

I haven't but I know people who have:

My sister, who is not a Star Trek fan, considered naming her son Chakotay because she liked the name.

My cousin's ex-wife's best friend named her daughter Jadzia Nerys.
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Old June 10 2009, 06:34 AM   #47
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

On the slim chance I ever have children, I'd love to name them after a sci-fi/fantasy character (although I've also thought about using names from various mythologies), but I have a feeling convincing the child's mother of that would be a next-to-impossible task, unless I luck out and find someone as nerdy as I am.

It's probably pointless to think about it anyway... Don't most girls have their children's names picked out by the time they're thirteen?
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Old June 10 2009, 01:46 PM   #48
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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.
Keep in mind that "praxis" is a real (albeit somewhat technical) word meaning "practical application of a branch of learning" or "established practice or custom." It's etymologically related to "practice," "practical," and "pragmatic." I suppose the second definition could apply to a cat, since they're creatures of habit.


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I had a black cat named Snowball, after the Simpsons cat.
My family had a white longhair named Snowball long before there ever was a Simpsons. But then, I imagine many have.
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Old June 10 2009, 06:13 PM   #49
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

nx1701g wrote: View Post
I haven't but I know people who have:
My cousin's ex-wife's best friend named her daughter Jadzia Nerys.
Former roomate? lol sorry, couldn't resist.

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Old June 10 2009, 09:09 PM   #50
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My dad says my mom breifly considered naming me "Peregrin", but was afraid people would call me "Perry"...as if that's worse!
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Old June 10 2009, 09:48 PM   #51
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I had a black cat named Snowball, after the Simpsons cat.
My family had a white longhair named Snowball long before there ever was a Simpsons. But then, I imagine many have.
The original name of my black cat was Scheiswerk, but I thought Snowball would be more acceptable and require less explanation.
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Old June 10 2009, 11:16 PM   #52
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Don't have any kids so no.
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Old June 11 2009, 02:45 AM   #53
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My sons name is Ian and he is named after Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park. I wanted to name him Ian Malcolm, but my wife would not allow it and so he is Ian Riley.
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Old June 11 2009, 03:34 AM   #54
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I know at least one kid named Aeryn (as in FARSCAPE).

I thought that was fairly ingenious. It sounds like "Erin" so the kid won't be teased too mercilessly.
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Old June 11 2009, 03:51 AM   #55
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I know at least one kid named Aeryn (as in FARSCAPE).

I thought that was fairly ingenious. It sounds like "Erin" so the kid won't be teased too mercilessly.
I've definitely thought about that name.
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Old June 11 2009, 04:09 AM   #56
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I named my youngest daughter Logan after Wolverine.
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Old June 11 2009, 05:28 AM   #57
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One of my fellow medical residents has named her two kids after the Dax's. Ezri and can't remember the other. Maybe Lela or Emony. Can't say I'd ever do such a thing.
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Old June 11 2009, 05:47 AM   #58
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

I named my cat after a sci-fi character. I named myself after one, too!
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Old June 11 2009, 06:22 AM   #59
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Only one of my cats was ever named after a science fiction character - and not one from TV/movies.

Maggie was named after the character Magdalene Lorne in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover novels. My Maggie was a stray with an extremely independent spirit, and the name fit her perfectly. Only problem was, this was in the '80s, and I had to keep telling people, "No, I did NOT name her after Margaret Thatcher!"
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Old June 11 2009, 11:58 AM   #60
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Re: Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

My daughter`s middle name is Elizabeth. I named her after Elizabeth Shelby from the Star Trek New Frontier novels.

If it would have been a boy I considered giving him the middle name Mackenzie but my husband was against the idea. We agreed on Miles instead because we are both fans of the Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold. His first name would have been Allen (Allen Walker, the main character of the Anime series D.-Gray Man).

Unfortunately it is very unlikely to happen that we will have a second child but it is not impossible.
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