Baby names

12 comic book-inspired baby names

Look. Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's your new baby! Use your favourite comic book as name inspiration for your super tot.

By Today's Parent
comic book-inspired baby photo Photo: Getty Images, Illustration: Erin McPhee

Here are 12 comic book-inspired baby names.

Callisto An X-Men mutant with heightened senses and enhanced strength.

Harley The first name of super-villain Harley Quinn, frequent collaborator with Batman’s nemesis, The Joker.

Lex Superman’s arch-enemy since his first comic book appearance in 1940.

Logan The human name of the clawed Canadian hero Wolverine from X-Men.

Octavius The real name of Spider-Man villain Dr. Octopus.


Odin Thor’s father, a Norse god who rules Asgard.

Parker The last name of Spider-Man’s alter ego.

Phoenix One of heroic Jean Grey’s many aliases in X-Men.

Raven After X-Men’s iconic shapeshifter, Mystique.

Reed The name of Mr. Fantastic, founding father of the Fantastic Four.


Selina The original name of the most widely known incarnation of Catwoman from Batman.

Talia A super-villain in the Batman universe.

A version of this article appeared in our Summer 2015 issue with the headline, "Hello my name is...", p. 98

If superheroes aren't your thing, try a supernatural baby name. Check out these fang-tastic vampire inspired monikers:

This article was originally published on Jan 26, 2016

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