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Old May 26 2013, 01:35 AM   #79
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Re: Into Darkness and the novelverse [SPOILERS]

I would like to jump in and point out some things. -> Khan as title
There is already an existing precedent that a name can become a title, both in real life and in Star Trek:

IRL: Octavian and Caesar - I understand that they were not first names, but some sort of nicknames (sorry my Latin is a bit rusty)
ST: Seeds of Dissent and Debtors' Planet - alright nothing canon, but in Seeds of Dissent we have the "Khanate of Earth" ruled by "Khan Imperator" and in Debtors' Planet the "Great Khanate".

Therefore, I do not believe that it is such a scratch that Khan Noonien Singh's first name became a general title, given that it symbolized a ruler.
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