A strange inconsistency I noticed

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  1. Sandoval

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  2. Lord Manitou

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    No one has mentioned Harry Kim though he is usually treated like B'Ellana Torres. Somtimes called Harry and sometimes Kim. He is the apple of Janeway's eye and, as far as being an inconsistency, this is how the crew likes it. One might notice, why are both the high tech officers being called by double names? This might be a continuation from TOS where the engineer was Scotch or Scotty.
     
  3. Guy Gardener

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    Janeway made a big deal of the Equinox crew calling their Captain "Rudy".

    She called it a break down in discipline.
     
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  7. Mr Silver

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    Janeway had slightly different protocols anyway. She preferred "Captain" when her crew addressed her over the more established "Sir" or "Ma'am". She kept the chain of command going despite the circumstances, although the crew was much more relaxed.

    Janeway often addressed her officers by first name and only by rank when they had done something wrong or during a "crunch". Every Captain in Trek has their own way of doing things. If they followed formal protocol to the letter you'd have long traditions such as relieving watch officers, announcing the Captain on the bridge and standing to attention as the senior officers pass in the corridor.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Perhaps the people in Chakotay's tribe only use one name. He himself only has one, and so did his father (Kolopak). So I find this likely. As for Neelix, Kes, Tuvok, etc.? They're *aliens*. Why expect them to have first names either?

    AFAIK, there were human Starfleet officers in some of the TOS novels who only had last names - no first names at all. Same story here.
     
  9. RaymondJames

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    I would attribute that as one of many things. B'Elanna prefered to be called B'Elanna and also the fact that she disliked her father for leaving her and her mother, so why by burned with the name of a man who betrayed you. Also, though she was in constant conflict with her Klingon heritage, it may have been one thing she honored.
     
  10. scotpens

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    Actually they do, but Earth people can’t pronounce them.

    Or it could be a nod to Married With Children, which briefly had a small boy named Seven (one of Peggy’s cousins) living with the Bundys. The character was dropped after a few episodes because the fans hated him.

    And did the Equinox crew call Janeway a “regular Starfleet clown”?
     
  11. Guy Gardener

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    I think Noah Lessing was allowed to call her whatever the smurf he wanted for the rest of the trip back.

    After what she did to him, Noah could have had her kicked out of Starfleet and she'd be on the punishment duty chain-gang cleaning toilets right beside him. Actually, given such a situation and matters of seniority, would that make the Equinox 5 then of a superior rank to Crewman Janeway because they were cashiered first?

    What exactly is the difference between kathryn Janeway and Lynndie England?