Really dumb question, is Kela now the mother (as said in Jadzias article) or the father of Jadzia Dax? Kennelly 20:51, 18 Jan 2005 (CET)

No, it's a legit question. I'm not aware of many males with the given name ending in "a". Then again, I live in a box. :P --Gvsualan 21:05, 18 Jan 2005 (CET)
Well, Mika ends in an "a" -- Admiral Kird 21:50, 18 Jan 2005 (CET)

In the referenced episode it just says "Jadzia,daughter of Kela". From our Human (to be more precise Latin) language-history,it may be a woman, but from the patriarchalic Klingon culture (Worf,son of Mogh etc.),it is most likely her father. Kennelly 21:11, 18 Jan 2005 (CET)

Then it is probably right as it being her father, suggesting we go by the Klingon usage of the name, which really should be the perspective we best consider. Klingon male names, however, can and have ended with an "a" -- ie. Kerla. --Gvsualan 22:07, 18 Jan 2005 (CET)

I thought Klingon naming had the genders of the child and the speaker mathing up. It would be daughter of mother or son of father, I have no idea why I think this and I could easily be wrong. Tyrant 22:30, 18 Jan 2005 (CET)Tyrant

No, I think that's right, I'm pretty sure I've heard B'Elanna be referred to as "daughter of Miral", can't think of any specific examples, perhaps the episode "Prophecy"? 01:09, 6 January 2007 (UTC)