R2D2, C3PO, BB8 and so on. Is there an explanation in-universe and out of universe for this naming protocol?

  • I checked that, and that was asking about four character designations and it was refuted. I'm asking about the origin of the naming convention. – Broklynite Jan 17 '16 at 17:30
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    @Broklynite The answer to the linked question is "contracted form of manufacturer serial numbers", which would seem like the answer to this one as well – Jason Baker Jan 17 '16 at 17:32
  • Whoops I miswrote the question- meant in and out of universe. Stupid cellphone :/ updated accordingly – Broklynite Jan 17 '16 at 17:34
  • Protocol? Have you ever looked at model names for TVs and other electronic equipment? Sometimes their protocols seem to be indistinguishable from gibberish. – flq Jan 18 '16 at 10:12

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