Wikia

Memory Alpha

Surname

Discuss0
36,850pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 13:10, May 27, 2010 by 86.180.117.114 (Talk)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

A surname is a name added on to the given name of individuals, often to indicate a family or clan relationship.

Vulcan family names are nearly unpronounceable by Humans. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

The unpronounceable Vulcan name was described as a "first name" in TOS: "This Side of Paradise". No Vulcan family name has been given in canon.

Kzinti surnames were titles added to their names over their careers. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

Most Klingons were addressed by their given names, and their full names had a patronymical surname, such as "son of Mogh" or "daughter of W'mar". (TNG: "Sins of the Father"; DS9: "Sons and Daughters")

The Trill are born with family last names. Once joined, they adapt their host's name as their surname. (TNG: "The Host")

Many Bajorans, who have their family names as first names, have "distorted" their names in order to more easily acclimate to Starfleet and Federation norms. (TNG: "Ensign Ro")

Members of Vilix'pran's species are addressed by the second part of their name. For example, Vilix'pran is addressed as "Pran." (DS9: "Business as Usual")

It is possible that this second part of their name is a family name.

The Miradorn, seem to have a surname as a hyphenated part of their own name. Evidence of this is Ah-Kel and Ro-Kel. (DS9: "Vortex")

Charles Tucker referred to Feezal as "Mrs. Phlox," likely confusing Human custom with Denobulan customs. (ENT: "Stigma")

The Ferengi do not appear to use surnames, although they have occassionally been heard to use "son of..." or "daughter of..." in a similar fashion to the Klingons.

Last names Edit

Societies with last name surnames include:

Leonard James Akaar, son of Akaar, may in fact be a special case, as no other Capellans seemed to have surnames.

Societies where individuals were addressed by their second name include:

These may or may not indicate a family name.

First names Edit

Societies with first name surnames include:

Advertisement | Your ad here

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki