This name generator produces 15 random names for an alien species. There are two distinct types of names and a large range, so there's plenty to choose from. The first names are space related names. Names such as "Zodiac," "Galax," "Aether" and "Nova." These are the names that an alien would possibly send if he were a pet if we used the ways in which we choose to call our true pets. The other name type is a random name, names that, for example, the alien may have had on his own home world. There is an immense number of names as there are many different types that you can use for the alien species. If you are still held for inspiration, try the other pet name generators (links at the bottom of this page), you find several names for many different animals.
To generate another 15 random names you just have to press the button. With every click 15 new names are generated.
So we have some sci fi and fantasy TV shows now that show aliens. They have been on since the 80's. Some of them are very good, others are a real disaster. What is it that sets sci fi and fantasy TV series apart from the other types? I have seen many shows that are not so far off from what you would find in a science fiction novel.
Now then, is this popular genre a good fit for fiction writing? There certainly are more than enough ideas to make an interesting novel, but who should write the fiction? Not me. Why? There are just as many different ways to make aliens (or other animals) than there are authors. No two authors actually think alike.
There is no way for me to predict which type of fiction will be successful in the future. You can always try to guess and see if it works. I have written a lot of sci fi and fantasy novels, and I know that there is a certain "type" of novel that will sell well in this competitive market. What it comes down to is the writer, their writing style, and how they approach and interpret the source material.