Kylo grabbed headlines as the latest Star Wars villain, and a white hot baby name trend.
Thanks to B for suggesting our Baby Nme with complex, much-debated histories, like Anakin.
But all of the names instantly bring to mind a character. That’s because Star Wars transcends popular film franchises to become part of our common cultural language. Even if you’ve never seen a movie, odds are that you recognize the John Williams score, the howl of a Wookie, the clash of a light saber.
And so Kylo immediately makes us think of Kylo Ren. I’ll keep his backstory spoiler-light: born to two of our favorite heroes, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, his birth name was Ben. His Uncle Luke trained him as a Jedi, but at some point, Ben turned to the Dark Side. After all, Darth Vader is his grandfather.