Well I have told some of you already that my name is a literary reference. I don't ever use my real name on this board because of the yarn swap and I use my real name for that, therefore, can't unmask myself till the swap is over. :-)
Carmen Ibanez is a minor character in the novel "Starship Troopers" by Robert Heinlein. Yes there is a movie that is loosely based on the book, and in the movie the Carmen character is more predominant. But it is the book that I love. The only other female character in the book is Dizzy Flores and I use that name for stuff sometimes as well. :-)
And being an astronaut nut, I also sometimes use Sally Ride as a screen name.