Who named Luke Skywalker "Luke" according to canon?

  • Padme before death?

  • Bail Organa after birth?

  • Obi-Wan before giving to Larses?

  • Larses?

  • Some other option I missed?

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    What's up with downvotes (and no comments to boot?) May 5, 2012 at 4:28
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    You've obviously not seen, or paid much attention to, Episode III. Presuming anyone who would ask such a question has done any minimal research at all (i.e.: Reviewed all the movies.), the answer is fairly common knowledge.
    – Iszi
    May 5, 2012 at 14:40
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    Wait... You have over 36k site rep, and more than 1k rep in star-wars alone? How did you not know this?!?!
    – Iszi
    May 5, 2012 at 14:44
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    @Iszi - I'm not Slytherincess. I have occasional memory lapses. Some are deliberate, as is the case with Ep 1 :) I haven't noteced other 100% obvious-from-source questions being majorly downvoted before, and trust me, SFF is choke full of them. May 5, 2012 at 19:12
  • Occasional memory lapses? Occasional?
    – Tango
    Jan 31, 2015 at 21:07

1 Answer 1


Padmé gave Luke and Leia their first names before she died. This is shown in Star Wars Episode III.

After Kenobi defeated Vader, and left him for dead, he took Amidala to a medical facility on Polis Massa, where she delivered twins, a boy, Luke, and a girl, Leia, whom she both named.

-- http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Padm%C3%A9_Amidala

From Episode III:

MEDICAL DROID: It's a boy.

PADME: Luke . . .

PADME can only offer up a faint smile. She struggles to touch the baby on the forehead.

MEDICAL DROID: ... and a girl.

PADME: . . . Leia.

-- http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Star-Wars-Revenge-of-the-Sith.html

The name Skywalker comes from Shmi Skywalker, Anakin's mother.

The Skywalker family was a Force-sensitive Human bloodline whose first known member was Shmi Skywalker.

-- http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Skywalker_family

From Episode I draft script, the introduction of Anakin, then (later) Shmi:

A disheveled boy, ANAKIN SKYWALKER, runs in from the junk yard. He is about nine years old, very dirty, and dressed in rags. WATTO raises a hand, and ANAKIN flinches.

Anakin's mother, SHMI SKYWALKER, a warm, friendly woman of forty, enters from her work area and is startled to see the room full of people.

-- http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Star-Wars-The-Phantom-Menace.html

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    Is the Wikia stuff referenced (e.g. script)? I don't mean to go all Slytherincessy here, but I don't necessarily trust Wiki info when I'm looking for pure canon May 4, 2012 at 20:59
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    @DVK I've seen Episode 3 in the past few months, this happens at the end of Episode 3, just like the Wikia and answer says.
    – user1027
    May 4, 2012 at 21:06
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    @DVK - "This is shown in Star Wars Episode III" should be all the canon sourcing you need. May 4, 2012 at 21:15
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    @jeff - imsdb is reliable enough for scripts in my experience. +1 and accept! May 5, 2012 at 4:27
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    Asking people to review I-III just because they have a question? You're a cruel man Iszi... May 5, 2012 at 20:58

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