Welcome, fellow geeks, to the wonderful world of baby stuff for geeky parents. There are so many options available to you. Forget the wonderful daily stuff (Thor’s hammer in rattle form, onesies that ask “What about second breakfast?”, and more); even the biggest, most ritualized moments can reflect your love of other/alternate/fantastical universes. For examples, we announced our daughter’s existence using a Star Trek onesie (“The Next Generation”), and we called her Padawan (a Star Wars reference) until after birth.
If you’re looking to continue your geeky legacy by naming your kid something awesome, check out these options, arranged by franchise.
Here is a list of every character in the Marvel universe.
You can find Klingon names here and Vulcan names here. Other Star-Trek-referential names you might consider include these, and if you need even more options, here is a list of all characters in Star Trek, organized by species/organization/occupation/ship or station/origin/military rank/title.
If you’re a Wookie fan, here is a naming guide for Shyriiwook. I couldn’t find a list of Huttese names, but apparently Huttese is based in Quechua, so here are a few lists of Quechua names (#1, #2, and #3). If you don’t need the linguistic tie to the universe but do want the inspiration, here is a list of names drawn from the franchise.
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This post is the final part of a six-part series on naming. Check out the other articles here:
5 unusual places to look for baby names (plus 2 ways to narrow them down)
Catholic resources for naming a child
App Review: Kinder
Naming a child who has passed
My struggle with naming “The Child”