I love your article, & not only because I, too, love Deep Space 9. You write with the kind of emotional vulnerability and raw, gut-wrenching honesty that only rivals my own & genius recognizes itself.
To answer the question you really didn’t ask — actors name their children odd or funny or inappropriate names because these children obviously won’t have enough issues to talk to therapists about later on in life. Just ask Vagina von Penis Jagger (the forgotten, institutionalized daughter). It doesn’t matter at this point & I have cried me a river but Nana Visitor & Alexander Siddig have since divorced. Excuse me, I have something in my eye…
Now, thank you for writing such a beautiful, honest article, but I must go. TNG isn’t going to watch itself & my popcorn with olive oil (I like to follow the Mediterranean diet) isn’t going to eat itself. 😉