Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Prometheus, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Broccoli

    Broccoli Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.

    That is funny for many reasons.
     
  2. PluckyNinja

    PluckyNinja Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    My niece is named after Kira Nerys, but spelled Kearah. My cousin named one of her daughters Arwen.
     
  3. Bishbot

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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 :p)
     
  4. Mistral

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    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.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Bishbot

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    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! :p
     
  6. backstept

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    named my cat Dub Dub or Dubby in reference to Wendy "Dubby" Watson from The Middleman
     
  7. BrotherBenny

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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).
     
  8. blockaderunner

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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.
     
  9. iguana_tonante

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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.
     
  10. Allyn Gibson

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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.
     
  11. sojourner

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    My friend's kids are Arwen, Kryan, and Griffin. I have had cats over the years named Klaatu, Berata, and Nektu.
     
  12. auntiehill

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    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. :D
     
  13. Christopher

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    ^Well, Jackson is a presidential name (as in Andrew) -- and so is Matthew within the West Wing universe (Matt Santos).
     
  14. Michael Chris

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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.
     
  15. Finnegan

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    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?
     
  16. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Admiral

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    My friend's daughter is named Kira, but it's after the character from The Dark Crystal.
     
  17. Davros

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

    Messianni Commodore Commodore

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    :lol:

    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.
     
  19. Stevil2001

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    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.
     
  20. Allyn Gibson

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    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. :)