Anakin or Kirk

(60 Posts)
HyunaRiddle Tue 02-Aug-16 16:06:49

DSis is having a boy and want's to name him either Anakin or Kirk grin as you've probably guessed she's a big fan of Star Wars/Star Trek.

She's not budging, so which do you prefer?

PeekAtChu Tue 02-Aug-16 16:08:14

Kirk if she must have one of those. Luke is much nicer if she wants a star wars connection though.

CremeBrulee Tue 02-Aug-16 16:09:30

Neither, Luke or Jean Luc are better options.

Gardencentregroupie Tue 02-Aug-16 16:10:02

Obviously Kirk. Young Anakin was a whinge then he was boring and evil then he was Darts Bader, plus he would get "oh Annie" all his life. Kirk was a bit of a douche but he got promotions and saved the day and always got the girl.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 02-Aug-16 16:10:33

Oh my gosh I now have an incredible urge to call my nonexistant at the moment son Picard.

Gardencentregroupie Tue 02-Aug-16 16:10:54

But Benjamin (Sisko) is an actually nice name

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Tue 02-Aug-16 16:11:47

Spock is much better

CharminglyGawky Tue 02-Aug-16 16:12:23

Kirk, that way everybody will guess Star Trek but won't be sure... With anakin there is no doubt where the name came from!

HyunaRiddle Tue 02-Aug-16 16:12:41

I actually prefer Anakin, Kirk just doesn't nice to my ears, but I'm hoping this is all hormones and she'll name the lad James instead.

HyunaRiddle Tue 02-Aug-16 16:13:49

Madame grin Spock would hands down be my choice

BossWitch Tue 02-Aug-16 16:14:48

James Tiberius?

Really, really trekkie for her, totally hide-able for him later if he doesn't inherit her love of sci-fi! He can do what kirk did, and only ever give his name as James T Surname!

akkakk Tue 02-Aug-16 16:45:01

Isn't Kirk a first name in the USA and a surname in the UK?

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Tue 02-Aug-16 17:33:43

Beware!

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 02-Aug-16 17:39:01

Even 'Enterprise' would be better than Kirk.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 02-Aug-16 17:43:21

Both really dreadful. And I'm a Trekkie.

Just5minswithDacre Tue 02-Aug-16 17:45:09

shock Anekin? Seriously?

Luke! Pick Luke.

TeaPleaseLouise Tue 02-Aug-16 17:45:22

Not Anakin. He was a whiney child murderer in the film.

TroysMammy Tue 02-Aug-16 17:50:48

Luke is lovely, Kirk reminds me of the half wit in Corrie. Just to throw it into the mix I'm sure a friend knows someone who named their son Obi.

MargaretCabbage Tue 02-Aug-16 17:51:08

I'm a Star Wars fan but Anakin is just too obvious for me. At least Kirk is a name that non fictional people have.

Sophronia Tue 02-Aug-16 20:05:08

Kirk

Minispringroll Tue 02-Aug-16 20:13:26

If she wants Star Trek ones, there are some lists out there already:
Chekov
DeForest
Doohan
James
Nimoy
Spock
Sulu
Takei
Tiberius

Alexander
Batai
Darmok
Jaron
Kamin
Moriarty
Taurik
Toral
Wesley
DeLancie (unisex)

Bashir
Jake
Martok
Odo
Quark
Sisko

Barclay
Chakotay
Icheb
Reg/Reginald
Tuvok

Archer
Jonathan
Malcolm
Travis
Trip
Tucker

grin

Mightywease Tue 02-Aug-16 20:25:14

Definitely not Anakin, dear lord no. The character was so awful even if he did become Darth Vader!

I love Star Trek but don't like Kirk as a first name, I would probably go for a non Star Trek first name then Tiberius or McCoy as a middle name.

Although James McCoy sounds rather good......

toadgirl Tue 02-Aug-16 20:32:33

I always think of "church" when I hear "Kirk" as that's what it means in Scotland.

I agree with PPs that Luke would be better.

Hoppinggreen Tue 02-Aug-16 20:34:20

R2D2?

thatstoast Tue 02-Aug-16 20:42:55

We were very close to giving ds Tiberius as a middle name. It sounds so cool.

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