First and last names of minor characters

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Laura Cynthia Chambers, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Extrocomp

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    I think the list is now finished. If anyone is still interested in hosting it on their website, I can email you the whole list in alphabetical order together with links to images of each character on Memory Alpha.
     
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  2. ryan123450

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    If everyone thinks this project is done , I would make a simple page for it on my site with Extrocomp's help.
     
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  3. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    Wow...gotta love the way you guys went all out for this.
     
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    Society fell to the tune of "Chopsticks".
     
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  5. Extrocomp

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    I'm currently adding links to Memory Alpha images of each character. Once that's done, I'll email the list to ryan123450. I thought about emailing the images themselves, but I think the file would be too big to attach.
     
  6. ryan123450

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    @Extrocomp emailed me this info a few days ago and I got it posted to the site this morning. I didn't take time yet to insert the pics into the page but the links are there. I will get around to that eventually. The list is massive, and really impressive. What a great group project everyone has accomplished!

    http://startreklitverse.yolasite.com/character-names.php
     
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  7. Jinn

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    Um, I think you put the whole list on the page twice.
     
  8. Stevil2001

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    I have a couple to add from A Choice of Catastrophes:
    • Harper from "The Ultimate Computer" is given the first name Ali
    • Kelowitz from "Arena" et al. is given the first name Rogelio
    • Cindy Lou's character from "Return to Tomorrow" is given the name Zainab Odhiambo
    • Rawlins from "The Ultimate Computer" (albeit unseen) is given the first name Niall
    EDIT: Oh, maybe I shouldn't be one of those Internet jerks who just corrects things. This looks great, @Extrocomp and @ryan123450 ! I wish it had existed a few years back, then maybe there'd be some fewer variants on it.
     
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    Nice work guys.
     
  10. ryan123450

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    Well that was a dumb move on my part. Fixed!

    @Stevil2001 I'll get those added sometime soon. Thanks!
     
  11. Stevil2001

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    No rush, I just gotta make sure no one makes an uninformed decision to undo the greatness of "Rogelio."
     
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  12. Extrocomp

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    I found thirteen more names:

    Alex
    Gaeta (CCG: To Boldly Go)

    Brown (android)
    Aaron Brown (Double, Double)

    Cavit
    Aaron Cavit (The Brave And The Bold Book 2)

    Cleary
    Mike Cleary (Ex Machina)

    Enterprise NX-01 Crewman (Erik Ahl)
    Garrid (CCG: To Boldy Go)

    Enterprise NX-01 Crewman (J.J. Bennett)
    Dallas (CCG: To Boldy Go)

    Enterprise NX-01 Engineering Petty Officer (Dayna Devon)
    Callaghan (CCG: To Boldy Go)

    Gabler
    Frank Gabler (Log Three)

    Josephs
    Mitch Josephs (Allegiance In Exile)

    Ketteract
    Bendes Kettaract (Section 31: Cloak)

    Pierce
    Daria Pierce (Gods Of Night)

    Rivers
    Stewart Rivers (CCG: What You Leave Behind)

    Williams (commander)
    Marcus Williams (A Choice Of Futures)

    I've added these names and the ones Stevil2001 mentioned to the list on page 2.

    It's still possible that someone might make an informed decision to give him a different name. Sometimes authors intentionally change a character's first name because they don't like the one established by another author.
    When Christopher started writing his DTI series, he ignored the names established for Dulmur and Lucsly in The Needs Of The Many because that novel treated the characters as an extended X-Files reference and he wanted to distance his novels from that portrayal.
    You and Michael Schuster have said that using an actor's first name is a boring way to name a character, which is why Giotto's first name was Salvatore instead of Barry in A Choice Of Catastrophes. I guess you didn't know he already had a perfectly good non-actor-based first name in another novel (Antonio).

    I'm not sure that TrekLit Character Names For Unnamed Canon Characters is a good title, since many of the characters already have partial names in canon. How about Treklit First Names and Last Names For Canon Characters?
     
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  13. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    Literary Names and Aliases Assigned to Star Trek Characters
     
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  14. Stevil2001

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    Yeah, exactly.
    I think that's true. I don't remember precisely (and Michael handled Giotto's name), but I see that Memory Beta had "Barry Giotto" listed as of 2007, so the information would have been easily available to us. "Antonio" wasn't added until this year, so short of an encyclopedic recall of The Janus Gate, we couldn't have made use of it. I spent a lot of time scouring MA and MB for pre-established names (hence Robert Abrams, which draws on the Blish novelizations)-- and put a lot of thought into the names we invented!
     
  15. Extrocomp

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    I didn't mean to suggest that you didn't do enough research and I'm sorry if my comment came across as mean-spirited.
     
  16. ryan123450

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    I tweaked the name to Treklit First and Last Names For Canon Characters.
     
  17. Stevil2001

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    Oh, I didn't take it that way at all!
     
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  20. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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