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Kylo Ren Name Theory

Kylo Ren's Name Makes So Much More Sense Once You Realise This

Like the rest of the world, I've been hit pretty hard by Star Wars mania recently. I was listening to one of my favourite film podcasts, /Filmcast, this week, and one of the hosts pointed out something that would have never in a million years occurred to me. While praising the fact that Kylo Ren's birthname is Ben (a nod to Master Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi), they mentioned that his chosen name is — wait for it — a clever mix of Luke SKYwalker and Han SoLO. Whaaat???

Could this be a coicidence? Of course. Not only is it more fun to believe it's intentional, but this would also fit in with the now-viral theory that Kylo Ren is actually a good guy. What if he chose his name to subtly honour his father, Han Solo, and his former teacher, Luke Skywalker?

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