Do Vulcans have last names? I don't recall Spock or his father Sarek having a last name and I was wondering if Vulcans have last names.

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    Possible dupe of What is Spock's full name?
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 17:36
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    I don't see how this is a duplicate. What about Sarek or the rest of the Vulcan race?
    – Rich
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 17:38
  • This Vulcan has a last name. Are you excluding him?
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 18:04

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According to "Journey to Babel" (TOS), Vulcans did possess family names, although they were pronounceable by Humans only after many years of practice. They are not actually spoken or written in the episode. AFAIK, no canonical source has actually explicitly given a Vulcan family name. In TOS episode "This Side of Paradise" Spock is asked if he has another name, to which he replies, "You couldn't pronounce it."

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