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Old February 24 2014, 04:46 AM   #16
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Re: Male and female Vulcan names

There's something about two different character having the same Vulcan name (T'Pel) that I like.

Of course occasionally two people are going to have the same name.


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Old February 24 2014, 06:30 PM   #17
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Re: Male and female Vulcan names

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Is it just me, or do a lot of Vulcan names sound vaguely Slavic?
No to me, no (a speaker of 3 Slavic languages). Although an author of one fanfic series named her Vulcan captain "Nipple" in one of those languages, so...

I always assumed that different tendencies in names are a result of different cultures... you know, like John Smith vs. Cheung Tak Wah, who both come from the same planet, too.
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Old February 24 2014, 06:55 PM   #18
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The name Worf always bothered me a little bit, because it sounds like a place to tie up a boat.
True. He should have been called Korf.

Or Bob.
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Old February 24 2014, 09:59 PM   #19
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There is no set rule for Vulcan male and female names. As already mentioned more than once here, the respective use of "S" and "T" is more common, but it's definitely not uncommon for them to be switched and for names to begin with other letters:

Vorik (Vulcan male)
Taurik (Vulcan male-we actually saw him in TNG before Tuvok)
Lojal (Vulcan male)
Kuvak (Vulcan male)
Sakonna (Vulcan female)
V'Las (Vulcan male)
Valeris (Vulcan female)
Selar (Vulcan female)
Vorik and Taurik were both played by Alexander Enberg. Just so you know.
He's in the fairly long list of actors who have played different characters in Trek. Quite a few have even played different Human characters. In the case of Eberg, he had the benefit of having producer and VOY co-creator Jeri Taylor as his mother, who off-hand suggested Vorik and Taurik were twin brothers.
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Old February 25 2014, 06:52 PM   #20
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Re: Male and female Vulcan names

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
There is no set rule for Vulcan male and female names. As already mentioned more than once here, the respective use of "S" and "T" is more common, but it's definitely not uncommon for them to be switched and for names to begin with other letters:

Vorik (Vulcan male)
Taurik (Vulcan male-we actually saw him in TNG before Tuvok)
Lojal (Vulcan male)
Kuvak (Vulcan male)
Sakonna (Vulcan female)
V'Las (Vulcan male)
Valeris (Vulcan female)
Selar (Vulcan female)
And V'Lar. Mmm, V'Lar. That woman rocks.
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