In this question and especially it's accepted answer, it is established that the name 'Vader' was plucked from the Force in the moment of his rechristening.

Now, Sidious had been planning to seduce Anakin Skywalker to the dark side for, well, a lot of time. Is there a reason given in the novels, novelisations or anywhere else which explains why - despite all his planning, scheming, manipulation and preparation - he never planned for what 'Darth' his new, best-ever, more powerful than himself apprentice would become?

Surely you would think of it, plan for it, try different titles out - even think of it as 'The Vader Project' or similar? Is it perhaps part of the Sith tradition?

Why did Darth Sidious leave the name for Darth Vader out of his meticulous preparations?

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    The other answer indicates that a Sith name comes at the appropriate moment through the will of the Force. Why would he need a Sith name before then? – Valorum Mar 16 '17 at 21:32
  • @Valorum - It doesn't say that explicitly. And I'm not suggesting he needed his name beforehand, just wondering if there is a reason it wasn't planned for. Your comment is likely the right answer - but it doesn't explicitly say that all Sith names come to the master at the moment of their turning and that preparation is inappropriate. – ThruGog Mar 16 '17 at 21:43
  • Sith name should somehow define him, and induce powerful Dark side emotions. Considering that name is given at the beginning of Sith's "career", it is doubtful it could be chosen without help of the Force. For example, who would have know that Anakin being a father would influence his fateful decision to terminate Sith Order ? – rs.29 Mar 17 '17 at 4:09
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    @rs.29 - Maybe the same person or metaphysical power which knew that Count Dooku would become a Sith dinosaur ;) – ThruGog Mar 17 '17 at 10:07

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