Sci-Fi Baby Names
By Robert Schnackenberg
(Quirk Books, Paperback, 9781594741616, 160pp.)
Publication Date: July 1, 2007
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Boldly Go Where No Parent Has Gone Before!
Here are 500 out-of-this-world baby names from classic science-fiction movies, books, and television shows. Choose James to honor the captain of the starship Enterprise. Choose Leia or Leah to salute the sister of Luke Skywalker. Choose Neo to celebrate the ultra-cool messiah from The Matrix. Hardcore fans can go even further with exotic names such as Barbarella, Beldar, Jor-El, and Tron (just don’t send us the therapy bills).
Arranged by category for quick reference—with chapters such as Power Names, Feminine Names, and Intellectual Names—Sci-Fi Baby Names is a terrific gift for expecting parents and a wonderful roll call of our favorite science fiction characters.
Robert Schnakenberg is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of several books, including The Encyclopedia Shatnerica, the world’s first A-to-Z guide to the life and career of William Shatner.
“It used to be that parents would look to the Bible or history or long-gone relatives to find a name for their baby. Then Mom and Dad began looking to singers and sports starts and movie actors and actresses for inspiration. Now comes Brooklyn writer Robert Schnakenberg with a new source: science-fiction characters.”—Chicago Tribune
“Tempted to name your son Yoda? A new book called Sci-Fi Baby Names can help you make that important decision.”—Newsday
“Baby names such as ‘China’ and ‘Moon Unit’ are so yesterday. Now your kid can be 23rd century from Day One if you zap him or her with a name from the new book Sci-Fi Baby Names.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel