Namestorm 13 – Baby Names for Science Lovers

To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society, the UK released a set of ten postage stamps, each featuring a notable scientist:

  • Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Charles Babbage (previously mentioned on the computer-lovers’ list)
  • Dorothy Hodgkin
  • Edward Jenner
  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Isaac Newton
  • Joseph Lister
  • Nicholas Shackleton (not to be confused with Ernest Shackleton)
  • Robert Boyle

Other significant scientists include:

  • Albert Einstein
  • Antoine Lavoisier
  • Gregor Mendel
  • James Clerk Maxwell
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Maria Goeppert-Mayer
  • Marie Curie
  • Michael Faraday
  • René Descartes
  • Thomas Alva Edison
  • William Harvey

Who else would you add to this list?


3 thoughts on “Namestorm 13 – Baby Names for Science Lovers

  1. Rosalind Franklin, who was instrumental (although cheated out of credit) in the modelling of DNA.

  2. Francis Crick and James D. Watson
    Enrico Fermi
    Nikola Tesla
    Frederick Sanger
    Stephen Hawking
    Elizabeth Blackwell
    Ada Lovelace
    Rachel Carson
    Jane Goodall
    Gregor Mendel
    Carl Linnaeus
    Jean Piaget

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