In Voyager an emergency medical protocol hologram becomes the primary medical officer, developing he ability to sing, a personality and even friends.

Does he ever get a name which he stuck with? What was the reason he stuck with that name above any others he was given or took?

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    Memory Alpha answers this directly.
    – jwodder
    Apr 12, 2012 at 20:21
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    In addition to being general reference, this is a list question.
    – bitmask
    Apr 12, 2012 at 20:35
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    When I read the title, I thought it was referring to the oldest question. :) Apr 12, 2012 at 20:37
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    @Pureferret: The first hit I get gets me to the Wikipedia article. Where I see without scrolling a section Name in the TOC. If I click on it gives me a paragraph with all relevant information. How is that hard to parse or slow to load? Also each name has it's own reference (most of the time with a link to the appropriate episode discussed on Wikipedia).
    – bitmask
    Apr 12, 2012 at 21:16
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    @bitmask it's not slow to load. The exposition you give in your answer is what I'm after though, and that's not in the wikipedia article. The information in Memory Alpha requires me to hunt through episodes to find the sort of exposition you give. That's not 'easy to parse'
    – AncientSwordRage
    Apr 12, 2012 at 21:26

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If you insist in a single name, he actually accepted for himself (not a role he played for the sake of beings who wouldn't have grasped "The Doctor"), that would be


It was given to him by Denara Pel, but he later stopped using it (and asked to be called "The Doctor") because the name remembered him of her (which apparently was too painful).

However, you could still argue that Joe is his actual name, but from the past-Endgame perspective he never chose that name in the first place (history rewritten, and so on).


Kinda yes, in the final episode, we see an alternate future where the Voyager crew eventually made it home. In this future, he picked the extremely creative name "Joe".


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