5 Fandom Friday: Characters I’d Name My Kids After
We’re back with another Five Fandom Friday post. This time, it’s all about baby names. Now, while I am so extremely far off from even considering having kids, I think it’s a biological imperative that anyone who wants children probably thinks about what they would name them. Those of us who spend most of their lives in various fandoms probably also get those names from said fandoms, even subconsciously. So here are 5 (more like 7) names I’d use …
I realized this almost accidentally, but my top names on each list are both technically from Stargate: SG-1. Sam is most definitely inspired by Samantha Carter. She is an amazing, badass, smart character. Plus, I like boys names for girls. Jack is actually a name I think I like outside of fandom in general, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was inspired by a combination of SG-1 and Criminal Minds (it’s also my grandfather’s name).
Yes, the ass-kicking character from Farscape. Don’t pretend you don’t love her. Actually, I’ve loved this name for a while. It’s the perfect combination of a traditional Irish name, and a non-traditional spelling of that name.
I actually think this is an adorable name, but I’ll admit it was first floated to me by Smallville (I know) and, of course, DC Comics. I like the Oliver of the comics (specifically Judd Winnick’s books) more than the current one on Arrow.
Firefly. Do you need more reason than that? You do? Okay. Awesome characters, awesome show, awesomer snark.
The only answer I expect when suggesting this name: As you wish.
Even though there are obviously a lot of names I’d consider based on fandom, there are also a LOT of amazing character I’d never … ever … name my kids after, even though they’re my favorite characters. First ones that come to mind: Barbara (Gordon), Dick (or Richard or any variation), Dinah, Lois, Clark, Bruce, and even some non-comic book names like Fox and Dana (sorry, X-Files).
At the end of the day though, I’m going to be stressed about naming any kids I have, because I want them to like their name, and I won’t know if they do until they’re teenagers.
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