Where does the name 'Breen' come from?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Dale Sams, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Is it from the protagonist of Heinlein's short story, "The Year of the Jackpot", named Potiphar Breen?
     
  2. Timo

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  3. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Really? The Breen were first mentioned in 1990, when Eef Van Breen was 12. How precocious of him to have a species named after him at such a young age!
     
  4. Timo

    Timo Admiral Admiral

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    Well, no.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  5. Epsilon IX

    Epsilon IX Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^So it rules out the possibility that their name is a reference to the woman's surname in thic clip, which is from a satyrical comedy from 1994: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G07sWzYObnk
     
  6. Dart

    Dart Commodore Commodore

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    I know a lot of Breens. Google says it is a Anglicization of the Irish name O Briain.
     
  7. dub

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    I always thought the name was stolen from B5. :rofl: