I recall a time-shift episode where Commander Riker and Deanna Troi had a relationship and bore a daughter. The daughter was called Shinara. My wife and I had seen a re-run in around 1992 and subsequently named our daughter Shinara in December 1994.

Have been trying to track down this episode to share with our daughter. Would greatly appreciate any leads from all the highly knowledgable and passionate fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Thank you.

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    Great name for a girl!
    – Stefan
    Jan 9, 2014 at 14:21
  • Nothing I can add to the answer below - as soon as I saw the question I knew the answer but was beaten to it - but what a lovely story, Keith! Thank you for sharing it. The closest I can offer is we used to have a cat named Irska, Deltan for Bright Star, from the original version of The Child from Phase II when it was Ilia rather than Deanna who was impregnated.
    – Pixel
    Jan 9, 2014 at 19:10

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The episode you are looking for is 'Parallels', and it's not Riker and Troi's child.. It's Worf and Troi's. See the Memory Alpha article on that episode or Shannara's page.

The episode is most commonly remembered as the one with the thousands of Enterprises appearing from different universes, including one with a freaked out Riker who claimed that in his Universe the Borg had won. enter image description here

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    Dear KHW. Thank you so very much for your response. I guess we ended up spelling the name differently! She will be delighted to watch this episode. Regards. Jan 9, 2014 at 5:20
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    That scene with the freaked out Riker is probably one my favourite of the series!
    – AncientSwordRage
    Jan 9, 2014 at 6:59
  • We call that "Castaway Riker" Jun 3, 2019 at 20:57

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