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Old January 23 2012, 09:31 PM   #150
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Smellincoffee wrote: View Post
One of the secondary characters, a mysterious masked man named Lord Odo, confused me throughout the novel. I kept reading his lines in Constable Odo's gruff voice. Considering that Odo is supposed to mean 'unknown', and Lord Odo's identity and mission are a secret to the main characters, I wonder if it's a reference on Zahn's part..
Most unlikely. The name Odo has existed for over 12 centuries; it hardly originated with DS9. It's a Germanic name related to "Otto" (actually meaning "rich person"), and was common in the Middle Ages. There are a number of nobles, clerics, and other famous people who have borne the name over the centuries, and it's been used in works of fiction predating DS9 such as Lord of the Rings and The Dispossessed.
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