I used to name stray animals that I've taken in after characters from my favorite TV show-Law and Order (any of them)-there was a Lennie, Cragen, Elliot and Olivia, Munch, and Fin.
A friend named her cats after her two favorite black actors-Wesley and Denzel.
So TV shows, movies, actors, books, and bands/musicians that you like could work.
My first cat came with a name, my second one didn't have a name for a couple of weeks until I started snuggling with her and said, "I love you kitty. I Love Lucy." And I knew instantly that was her name. My third cat was easy, somebody suggested Molly we just knew it was right.
What are your and your families interests? You could get inspiration from that-either terms associated with it or names of pioneers in the field.
Just some ideas to get your brainstorm going. Be sure to report back to us what you decided.