Personal names did not have the same cultural significance as they have to Terrans for example as Attikans recognize each other primarily by scent and smell. With the development of a technological culture names became somewhat more important, there are many thousands of Ak Fectiv.
For administrative and government reasons a sample of scent is kept for ID purposes. The Fleet simply adds a personnel number.
Ak Fective, the Attikan Eric meets at the Academy was born on the home world of the Attikan Commonwealth, Attika, in 4994 in the Ak region of that world.
He graduated 5020 from the Academy and after serving a year aboard a destroyer patrolling the Fornax Dwarf region, he was requested by Captain Olafson and served three years aboard the USS Tigershark.
Ak was killed in a battle with Y’All in 5035 and buried by Eric in the Zinool-Ak tundra on his home planet.