The Star Wars Name Blender

January 29, 2017

Jyn, Cassian, Baze Malbus, Bistan, Chirrut – these are just a few of the Rogue One characters, an unmemorable blitz of names that reads like the fevered output of the Star Wars Galaxies random name generator. They just don’t have the iconic flavor of Han Solo, Princess Leia, or Obi Wan Kenobi. The easiest name to remember, Saw Gerrara, is due mainly to its simplicity.

Saw Gerrera

But that name presents its own challenges, especially if Saw were a Space Catholic. Probably one reason he kept his inner circle so small was to avoid confusing interchanges like the following:

“Have you seen Saw?”

“I saw Saw on Saturday. He didn’t look good.”

“Why? Where did you see Saw?”

“I saw Saw at the Holy See.”

“Who did Saw see at the See?”

“I don’t know. I’m worried he might be having a personal crisis.”

“He’s probably despondent. The Sith got a seventh seat during a secret Senate session.”

“You’d despair too, if you were seven-eighths machine. Yesterday I had to saw Saw’s seventh finger out of a sewing machine. He was trying to sew his seersucker suit.”

“I’ll bet Saw saw someone at the See to make his peace. He might be looking to the end. I just hope he can fulfill his final wishes.”

“What’s that?”

“Saw wants to see the sea before he dies.”

“I thought you saw Saw at the See on Saturday?”

“… I gotta be honest. I don’t know what we are talking about anymore…”

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