How many of you have given a pet a nerdy name connected somehow to an academic passion of yours? For example, if you are a scientist, do you now -- or have you ever -- own(ed) a pet named for a famous scientist, a planet, a subatomic particle, a piece of lab equipment, a mineral etc.?
I must admit that I have done this on at least 3 occasions in my life.
And here is one for the hard-core nerds: Have you ever given a human child a name connected somehow to an academic passion of yours?
I have not done this, having passed up my one opportunity to do so, but I know people who have done this.
In the comments, please provide the data: names, species, explanations, rationalizations, discussion of consequences..
6 years ago