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Take a look through some of this site and check out some of the names GL used for early scripts and the like. Weird sounding names have always been his forte. starkiller
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It has, but he did a filtering process to disregard names and reapply names back into the script just to see what works/sounds better. Luke use to be "Justin Valor" and Obi-Wan Kenobi use to be someone else, and the emperor use to be called "Cosdashit" (kid you not). Imagine if Lucas had gone with that instead of "Palpatine." How stupid would that be? Well, it is because we get a ridiculous name like "Dooku." It seems like Lucas didn't go through the same process he did for the OT. He didn't switch it around to see if it fit. Instead, he seems to go with the first thing he puts down. Not a very good writer approach.
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Valorum. PT (and I don't recall it from early drafts) and sounds good

Greedo or Boba sounds as silly as Dooku to me.

LOL, don't get me wrong, I do claim that most of the PT names are silly, but I want to be fair - so I must admit that not all OT names are cool.

I find the idea of putting the names from early drafts quite interesting. Even if they sound a bit silly (Mace Windu?). Having read those drafts, my mind marked them as "earlier revisions of Star Wars", as if it was the "past", and since Prequels are supposed to show us the past of SW Trilogy... you get the picture?

BTW: don't you think that SW should avoid Earth-sounding names, e.g. common English words spliced together? Starkiller or Skywalker sound great (strong, good for warriors or kings), but doesn't this strip the SW universe from its uniqueness? Since "shooting turkeys" would be bad, but saying "shooting mynocks" is ok.
Would you like SW characters with names like Goldbaum or Kowalski?


And Now, For Something Completely Different:

How about making those existing names sound more serious?

Dooku -> Dook (a bit like "duke", don't you agree?)
Greedo -> Gredder
Jar-Jar Binks -> Jarren Binnk
... (add your own here)
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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Has it come to this?Have we all finally run out of things to genuinely bitch about so know it's prequel character names?Good grief.Surely there must be a more valid way to vent your feelings about the prequels.I will always accept criticisms of the PT,though I may not agree as I generally like the PT but do appreciate and understand other's thoughts concerning them,but this is really scraping the bottom of the barrel folks.

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LOL, bigbaddaddyvader, judging by your 17-post count I assume you haven't seen much here... you don't know what SW geeks are capable of... you'd better be afraid

Like: "should Star Wars crawl end with 3 dots or 4 to be "traditional one"?"
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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And Now, For Something Completely Different:

How about making those existing names sound more serious?

Dooku -> Dook (a bit like "duke", don't you agree?)
Greedo -> Gredder
Jar-Jar Binks -> Jarren Binnk
... (add your own here)


Maul... Tiberius?
Grevious... Caligula?
(I'm going for evil, notorious historical figures here... They tend to have meaning for me.)

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In response to my previous post above, some Star Wars names do have historical significance. They also mean certain things in other languages. For example, Dooku actually means "poison" in Japanese. Ackbar actually means "great" in Arabic. The name "Durge", as in the bounty hunter in the Clone Wars cartoons, may have been influenced by the name "Durga", the Hindu supreme goddess of warriors.
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Originally posted by: RRS-1980
Valorum. PT (and I don't recall it from early drafts) and sounds good


Actually, Valorum was in the early drafts. sw.com

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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Durge: or as in a DIRGE, a solemn song played at funeral.
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Originally posted by: Wookie Wedgie
Durge: or as in a DIRGE, a solemn song played at funeral.


Never made that connection... That's a good observation!

As a side-note, "Palpatine" may have come from the word "palpitation", which means "a violent beating of the heart." "Sith" may come from the word "Baobhan sith", which is an ancient-Scottish vampire-like creature.