Gill polls Twitter users on naming kids after scientific research, Quartz reports

Quartz reported Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine and a researcher with the Climate Change Institute, asked Twitter “nerds” if they have named children after something related to science or their research topics. Her query received many responses, from Orion and Andromeda for the children of astronomers, to Kestrel, Marten and Fisher for the children of ornithologists and other biologists. These #nerdynames, as Gill called them, seem to be a common phenomenon among the scientific community.