Arandis was played by Vanessa Williams. Answering a question as to why Williams' character was not given a more prominent role, Ronald D. Moore stated: "The role was there before Vanessa. We had the role already written and the show was in pre-production when suddenly we learned of her interest in the show and her willingness to do the part as it was written." (AOL chat,1997)
According to the script, her name was pronounced as "uh-RON-dis". 
"Arandis" was included as a possible name for a baby in The Complete Idiot's Guide to 30,000 Baby Names and The Complete Idiot's Guide to 40,000 Baby Names.