In name of Trek?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Warped9, May 10, 2013.

  1. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 3, 2003
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    Does anyone know someone or of someone who was named after a Trek character?

    Any real world Uhuras or Hikarus or Odonnas or Shanas or James Tiberius' or whatever out there?
  2. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    I know an Aeryn who was named after the character on FARSCAPE. Does that count?
  3. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 10, 2003
    In your Mind!
    An old co-worker of mine named he daughter Rygel due to Star Trek
  4. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    I sneaked a 'Benjamin' past my wife for our third child. :techman:

    Plus we have a cat named 'Tucker', my wife named him that figuring the odds were better that I'd let her keep him. It worked. :rofl:
  5. Duncan MacLeod

    Duncan MacLeod Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 24, 2002
    New England
    Well there was this physician named Spock. :vulcan:

    But I'm pretty sure his parents didn't name him after the Star Trek character. ;)
  6. 1001001

    1001001 VERY STABLE GENIUS!!! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    In a Bozo Nightmare
    Our son's middle name is Archer.

    Not TOS, but answers the question.
  7. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    Love your signature. :techman:
  8. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    I know a couple who named their daughter "Seven."

    Seriously. It's quite a charming and rather dignified name to say, once you get over the initial WTF.
  9. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    They get it from Trek or the Seinfeld episode? :lol:

  10. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2010
    Do pets count? I once named a fish -- a mini koi -- James Tiberius Koik. Called him Tiberius.
  11. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    The actor Kirk Cameron was named after Captain Kirk.

  12. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Woman: "What a nice little girl! And how old are you?"
    Seven: "I'm seven."
    Woman: "And what's your name?"
    Seven: "I'm Seven."
    Woman: "No, your name dear not your age."
    Seven: "Mommy!"
  13. ToddPence

    ToddPence Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 18, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    In a book from the 1970's called "Letters to Star Trek", there is the story of a couple who named their daughter Miri, after that episode. I can only imagine the monstrously awful schoolhood that poor girl must have had. ("No, it's not Mary . . . it's Miri . . . no Miri . . . well see, my parents named me after a Star Trek episode . . . please stop laughing . . .")
  14. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

    May 26, 2007
    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    That's cute! :lol:

    I named one of my cats after a character in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover novel.

    And another cat was named Gussy; people thought it was in honor of my grandfather, whose name was Gustav. But only I knew he was really named after Augustus Caesar.

    It would be annoying if people didn't hear it correctly and made the wrong assumption. I get that all the time with my middle name.

    But "Miri" could simply be a shortened form of "Miriam." It's a perfectly good name.

    At least they didn't name her after a character in the Gor novels (I didn't know how to react the day I met a college kid named "Tarl." He was rather embarrassed to admit that yes, his parents read Gor books, and I tried very hard not to laugh as he was definitely not anybody's vision of a swashbuckling wencher...).
  15. GeorgeKirk

    GeorgeKirk Commodore Commodore

    Sep 3, 2001
    The Internet
    When I was a kid, I had a friend named Kirk. His parents were major Trekkies.
  16. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Rear Admiral Moderator

    Jan 10, 2003
    We used to have a cat who I named Tribble.

    A family member of a friend gave their son the first name Riker.
  17. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

    Apr 1, 2000
    Across the Neutral Zone
    No humans, but my 13-year-old cockatiel is named Dax.

    What's amusing is that the first year, we thought he was a she.

    Turns out the name was apt. It could fit either sex! :D
  18. ssosmcin

    ssosmcin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2002
    Me. My name is Scott.
  19. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Every once in a while, did you call him "friend Kirk"?

    Love the "Dax" name choice for your cockatiel, T'Bonz. :techman:
    About the only sci-fi pet naming I'd ever seen when I was a kid was the neighbors cat, named "Muffit" after Boxy's daggit from BSG. Too close to "muffin" to really be noticed. My neighbors named one of their dogs "Gizmo" (nod to the Gremlins movie).
  20. Lee Enfield

    Lee Enfield Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 20, 2012
    I agree. But I see how a Seven would be laughed at with calling her Number Seven. :klingon: Even the Trekkies could join in, because she is nowhere near being Number One.