If you and your significant other enjoy LARPing, old-school gaming, and endless discussions of whether Han shot first (for the record: yes), why not stay true to your geeky selves when naming your child? Geeky baby names are, indeed, a thing. In fact, names inspired by Game of Thrones are on the rise, with an army of little Aryas storming preschools all around the country. I find this trend delightful and not at all surprising. Why not reflect your interests and passions with your own kid’s name?
Although you might not want to name your child Seven of Nine or Slartibartfast, most sci-fi and fantasy worlds come with some truly unusual and gorgeous names that would be fitting for an earth child. Chances are, any kid with such a cool name origin story will grow up to be just as imaginative and creative as her parents. So here’s a quick roundup of geektastic names to get you started. These names touch on many of the major nerd arenas, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who, and the Whedonverse. And I’ve thrown in a bit of Supernatural too for good measure. Here’s to a future where playgrounds are populated by little Lukes and Danis.