Star Wars Story Editor On Why The Jedi Don’t Give Lightsabers Names

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By Tiny Diapana | More Articles
March 09, 2020  11:48 AM


The Jedi might seem connected to their lightsabers, but the Force users never really name their weapons. Now, it looks like Star Wars fans finally know why.

Star Wars’ Matt Martin just recently noticed a fan asking why the Jedi don’t name their lightsabers, and the Lucasfilm Story Editor couldn’t help but respond to the question. Though Martin’s answer has since been deleted on Twitter, Star Wars fans managed to take a screenshot and share it on Reddit.

According to Martin, the main reason why the Jedi don’t give names to their weapons all come down to attachment. The Jedi have long since insisted on fighting against the idea of attachment. Speaking with Anakin in Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith, Yoda reminds the young Jedi of the perils of attachment when he confides in the Jedi Master about his premonitions of the death of someone Padme.

“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is,” Yoda tells Anakin.

Understanding this creed, it would make sense that the Jedi are against naming their lightsabers. Though they might feel connected to the weapons, giving the lightsaber a name would add to the feelings of attachment that a Jedi might have to the saber.

Star Wars fans might feel differently if they had their own lightsabers though. Who wouldn’t want to give his/ her lightsaber its very own name?

What name would you give your lightsaber, if you had one? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Tiny Diapana is a literary dilettante and warrior of the written word. She has a penchant for poetry, with some of her compositions seeing publication in various local and international anthologies. Tiny is drawn to magic realism (eg. Salman Rushdie, Etgar Kerret) and books that are stylistic and Kafkaesque. Her free time is often spent on boardgames, books, manga, comics, pop culture series, movies and practicing bass.
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