Should Uhura be called by her first name? Nyota.

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by valden, Apr 2, 2022.

  1. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Admiral Admiral

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    So will Uhura still sing a lot I wonder? If they ever get Bakula to guest start as former Federation President Archer that would be a good chance for her to do her version of "Faith of the Heart."
     
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  2. Therin of Andor

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    The most prominent use was in Janet Kagan's "Uhura's Song", where the felinoid aliens' names actually turn out to provide a major clue about their planet of origin and the key to solving a virus problem. Uhura explains the meaning of her own names and the aliens start calling her "Star Freedom".

    Kirk calls Chekov "Pavel" when he is near-death in ST IV.
     
  3. Donald G

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    This time around, I hope that an adviser tells everyone that has to pronounce the name Nyota that it's two syllables, not three, and that the "y" is not pronounced with a long "i" sound. If only someone had advised Zach Quinton of that.

    NYO-TA, not "NIGH-oh-ta."
     
  4. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

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    As a teacher, I have met many children and parents who pronounce their name incorrectly.

    My extended family has arguments about how to pronounce the "McLean" family surname.
     
  5. Donald G

    Donald G Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    "McLeen, McLane, let's call the whole thing off."
     
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  6. ToddCam

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    Wouldn't by definition the way you pronounce your own name be the correct way?
     
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  7. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

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    Sure. I was responding to this post:

    Do we ever hear Uhura pronounce her own first name?
     
  8. ToddCam

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    I wasn't commenting on the pronunciation of Nyota. Just the idea of someone pronouncing their own name 'incorrectly'.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    Had a friend named "Einar". His father was also named "Einar". His mother pronounced his name as A-nar and her husband as Eye-nar. Help to know who she was yelling at. ;)
     
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  10. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

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    Mr Hemmer is now confused. ;)
     
  11. nightwind1

    nightwind1 Commodore Commodore

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    But she'll always be Penda to me.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

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    When the Aenar were introduced on Enterprise, I thought of my friend.
     
  13. F. King Daniel

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    Since Spock and M'Benga gained and lost full names in a 24 hour period, I suggest they take Uhura's away too:lol:
     
  14. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Lost? What did I miss?
     
  15. dupersuper

    dupersuper Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No: if it exists at all like it does now, it would mess up the Trek utopia.

    Until the second sentence, I swear I thought you were making an A-Team joke.

    Canon shmanon...
     
  16. fireproof78

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    It obviously wouldn't.
     
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  18. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Thanks!
     
  19. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Uhura is a cadet in SNW, I assume her friends call her whatever she wants them to call her
     
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  20. Jayson1

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    That must make for some weird conversations. "Hey Joe I would like you to meet my friend Whatever she wants them to call her. She is really cool. Like this one time me, Thomas Barkley and Whatever she wants them to call her were going to this bar and you won't believe what happened when 3 drunk Klingons showed up.
     
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