Now, as far as outlandish fan theories go, the idea that a character with a deeply mysterious past might not be using their real name isn’t exactly what anyone might term ‘insane’. In fact, it’s not even all that ‘out there’, instead falling more within the category of ‘things we kick ourselves for not thinking of first’.
When that character is the lead in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, however, this sort of thing matters. Which, of course, is why it’s actually kind of a huge deal that…
The reason for that particular suspicion?
Well, for one thing, anyone emerging from a desert planet with a back story so mysterious it makes David Blaine look forthright is inevitably owed a little bit of suspicion when it comes to their oddly singular name. For another, the current operating theory amongst most fans is that Rey is, in some way at least, a Skywalker.