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Techie Baby Names: Do they compute?

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In a recent issue of PCWorld magazine, JR Raphael wrote an interesting and amusing article highlighting ten tech-inspired baby names.  He was kind enough to give us permission to use some of his examples and add more of our own—names that might provide some extra inspiration to some techie parents out there without sounding as weird as, say, Audio Science.  So no, we’re not suggesting dot.com or Tweet or even Apple.

Conveniently for us, many computer programming languages were given people names, including those in this list of techie baby names with no ID following the name.

GIRLS

Adacomputer programming language, probably named in honor of Ada Lovelace, (born Augusta Ada, daughter of Lord Byron), considered to be the first programmer.

Agnesa computer in the original Twilight Zone TV series

Alice

Claire

Clarisa company producing Apple software

Dell

Doraa starship computer in Robert Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love

GraceRear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was a pioneering computer scientist whose work led to the development of one of the first modern programming languages.

Hope

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