The Bottom Line
- Gives normal as well as weird.
- Detailed info on the characters by name.
- Lacks index by movie/show/book.
- Out of this world, literally, baby names.
- Names in the normal and not-so-normal category.
- Great bits of trivia, quotes and information about names and characters.
Guide Review - Sci-Fi Baby Names: 500 Out of this World Baby Names
My wife will tell you, I'm not really a fan of baby name books. We have seven children and our biggest fight is always over what to name the baby. Our last baby went nearly a month without a name. So when she handed me a baby names book and asked me to review it, I was worried.
But Sci-Fi Baby Names was actually a fun read. It was great to brush up on my science fiction names and history. I loved the quotes and planet of origin for each character. There are also bits of trivia throughout.
There was a nice index by name so if you were interested in a specific name you could look it up. I really would have liked to also be able to look it up by show or movie or book. There are seven chapters and the index helped you a lot because I wouldn't have a clue as to what would be considered exotic or a power name.
It's worth mentioning that our post-partum doula's son is named after sci-fi character, Quinn Mallory, from TV's "Sliders," which also was not mentioned. There were also no X names.
The normal names sprinkled throughout are great to help keep your wife in the discussion. So yes, Jean, Sarah, Trent and George are right along side Jar-Jar, Trillian, Katsura and Fender. I also admit to being disappointed that seven-of-nine wasn't listed - but then again that was almost our last baby's name.
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