Re: 7X13 The Name Of The Doctor(Grading/Discussion)(SPOILERS!)
Guy Gardener wrote:
Surely the name of the Doctor is the Doctor.
I've always considered his race to treat names similar to how some human cultures do.
In many cultures, a child is born with a name given by its parents and once the child reaches adulthood it chooses a new name as a sign that a new chapter in life has begun and the child of the old days has chosen its own path.
Some of the other names in this episode are ones he was given by others and we all know who/what the Valeyard is.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.