Han Solo's Real Last Name Might Be Ren

Kylo Ren has proven himself to be a particularly difficult son to live with. He undoubtedly spent his tweens making Han and Leia’s lives much harder than they needed to be, so when he betrayed Luke Skywalker and went to the Dark side, there’s a good chance he had to give his dad just one last middle finger: taking Han’s given name for himself.

Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed in March that Han’s given name — which is not, shockingly, Han Solo — will be revealed in the standalone Han Solo Star Wars film. In response, Reddit user Kuzefra posed on r/FanTheories that maybe, just maybe, Han’s original surname was Ren.

This works on some level. If Han left his past identity behind in order to become Han Solo, the infamous smuggler and swindler, he probably had a good reason for doing so. Kylo adopting his father’s given name would be a perfect “fuck you” of sorts.


But considering the Knights of Ren were a thing in the Star Wars universe long before Kylo joined their ranks, this theory feels unlikely. “Ren” is a title for part of an order, much like “Darth” — a title shared by Vader, Sidious, Maul, and Tyranus — is used as a title.

So, there’s still no telling what Han’s given name is. Find out the answer when the untitled Han Solo film premieres in theaters May 25, 2018.

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