- For other uses, see Bena.
Bena was the daughter of Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance Rom and his second wife, Leeta, born November 21, 2376. Her name, which means "joy" in the Bajoran language (and "underflooring" in Ferengi), was selected in honor of Benjamin Sisko. (DS9 novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)
In 2385, Bena accompanied her parents to the new Deep Space 9, where her father represented the Ferengi Alliance. By this time, Bena was able to name all the Grand Nagus back to Gint and all the Bajoran Kai up to Pralon Onala, prompting her parents' friends to joke that they were expecting her to become the next Kai and Grand Nagus simultaneously. (ST - The Fall novel: Revelation and Dust)
- The November 21 date is from "A Note on Chronology," printed at the end of Worlds of Deep Space Nine, Volume Three
- DS9 - Worlds of Deep Space Nine novella: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed (First Appearance)