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A name was the identification of a person or a subject.

First name Edit

A first name, or given name, was the name that was usually assigned to an individual by one's parents.

In 2267, James T. Kirk, after initially accepting Zefram Cochrane's introduction to him as merely "Cochrane", asked for his first name. (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

Calling someone by their first name generally indicated a close relationship between the two. Later in that same year, when Spock referred to Christine Chapel as "Miss Chapel", she reminded him of her first name. (TOS: "Amok Time") In 2268, the Romulan female squadron commander reminded Spock that she had a first name. When she whispered it to him, he declared it "rare and beautiful". (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

In the alternate reality, James T. Kirk was named after his grandfather on his mother's side.

Kirk also attempted unsuccessfully to learn Nyota Uhura's first name three times:

  • In the Shipyard Bar (after mistakenly assuming because she gave her name only as "Uhura" that her people didn't have last names - changed the subject himself)

His eventual knowledge of her first name came secondhand; just prior to Kirk and Spock's transporting over to the supposed cargo bay of the Narada, he overheard Spock call her "Nyota". When Kirk asked Spock if it was her first name, he declined to comment. (Star Trek)

Surname Edit

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")

Human women traditionally change their surnames to that of their husband upon marriage, such as Keiko O'Brien did. (TNG: "Data's Day")

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 symbiont'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 occasionally been heard to use "son of..." or "daughter of..." in a similar fashion to the Klingons.

Upon first meeting in the alternate reality, James T. Kirk initially mistook Nyota Uhura's last name for her first name, as she gave no other. (Star Trek)

Last names Edit

Societies with apparent 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:

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