Have you named your child after a sci fi character?

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  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    I was in the comic shop last month, and a guy was in there with his 4-year-old son. When they left he said "Come on, Logan." :vulcan:

    The shop owner said they get a lot of Logans in there.
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    But are they named after Wolverine or LOGAN'S RUN?

    Yeah, I know, I'm showing my age here . . . . :)

    If they have a little sister named Ororo, that's the clincher!
     
  3. Starbreaker

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    My sons Worf and Garak are very happy with their names.
     
  4. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    My wife once had a pair of black/white lab rats name Loki and Beale. :D
    It's part of why I married her.
    Yeas, I like rats THAT much.:alienblush:
     
  5. Barbados Slim

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    my next child will be named Rook if it's a girl after Rook Bartley from Robotech. I was going to with Rand for a boys name also from Robotech but I am going to go with Ender. Ender will definitely get him laid.
     
  6. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    :lol:
     
  7. Skywalker

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    Just wait until number three, "Colonial Marine," comes along. :techman:
     
  8. Alpinemaps

    Alpinemaps Commodore Commodore

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    I mentioned Rook and Rand earlier. Love those names.

    Rand works doubly for me, too - Robotech and maps (since I make maps for a living).
     
  9. BoxWhatBox

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    My wife and I are naming our little girl Ainsley after the West Wing character.
     
  10. Christopher

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    ^Well, I suppose one could consider The West Wing science fiction, since it's kind of an alternate history.
     
  11. Miss Chicken

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    A former boyfriend of mine had a nephew called Leto who I believed was named after a character from Dune. I have never read the book so I am unsure if the character was worthy of having a child named after him or not - maybe someone could tell me.
     
  12. Christopher

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    Well, Frank Herbert didn't invent the name Leto. It's actually a name from Greek mythology, except there it's female, a goddess who was the mother of Artemis and Apollo. It's also an Italian surname; the earliest person of that name listed in Wikipedia is Giulio Pomponio Leto, a 15th-century humanist philosopher.
     
  13. Miss Chicken

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    I am sure that all that is true. However, without a doubt, the child concerned was named after the character from Dune which is why I asked about what sort of character he was.
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    Duke Leto was the father of Paul Atreides, the hero of the first book. Leto is a heroic figure, betrayed by his enemies.

    It's kind of like naming a kid Jor-El, but less obvious.
     
  15. Christopher

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    Well, you said before that you "believed" he was named for Duke Leto, which suggested that you weren't certain.
     
  16. Miss Chicken

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    The uncle told me that the boy was named after a character from a sci-fi novel his sister had read but he didn't know the name of the book. The reason I said 'I believe' is because I can't say I am 100% certain that the name Leto hasn't appeared in any other sci-fi novel but if it was another sci-fi book it must be an rather obscure one.
     
  17. Christopher

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    Okay, in that case, it probably was Dune. Leto as a male given name isn't something I can ever recall coming across outside that series.
     
  18. teacake

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    I had a cat named Ezri once.

    My current cat is named Wicket, after the leader of the ewoks in ROTJ. He's a smart cat too.

    I think if I had a son I would be tempted to name him James with Tiberius as the middle name. But I still think Zefram is the most awesome Trek name for a boy. Suits the names used nowadays too.
     
  19. Kelso

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    My dog is called Mitchell. Does that count?

    I wanted to call him Marlowe, but my wife gave me crap about it.
     
  20. SeamusShameless

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    My best friend has a son named Anakin James after Anakin Skywalker and James Bond.