Daisy Ridley
Actress Daisy Ridley arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

Rey’s background and identity of her parents is expected to be revealed in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” A new theory about the character explains how the name she is using was also not given to her and may be something that she took herself while living alone on Jakku.

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A theory posted on the YouTube channel of Mike Zeroh looks at how Rey (Daisy Ridley) got her name. Mike points to a scene in “The Force Awakens” in which she puts on the helmet of a Rebel pilot, who appears to have died in a battle against the Empire on Jakku. On this helmet there are three letters written in the Aurebesh language, which is commonly used in the fictitious galaxy. The three letters are translated as Resh (R), Ent (AE) and Besh (B), which is very close to the character’s name.

If the theory turns out to be true and if Rey did indeed take the name from this helmet, then “Star Wars: Episode 8” will show her to be just like Jon Snow (Kit Harington). The “Game of Thrones” character’s background was revealed in Season 6 and the fans now wait to find out his birth name.

One possibility is Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) reveals the name on Ahch-To. Mike points out that some would argue that in the Force vision of Rey we could hear someone call her name. Many speculate this to be the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi. So, it is still possible that Ridley’s character’s name is indeed Rey and the fans will get to only find out about her background in the sequel.

Mike, however, believes that the fans will get to see the Force Ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” The two veteran characters could be seen talking with Luke and Rey on Ahch-To, as she begins her training to be a Jedi.