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Old July 6 2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Ben and Kasidy named their daughter Rebecca after Michael Eddington's wife?
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Old July 6 2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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It's called a coincidence.
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Old July 6 2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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Wasn't Sisko's sister also named Rebecca?
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Old July 6 2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Re: Does it bother anyone else that...?

Rebbeca was the not the prophet stepmother who raised Ben.

Naming your kid after your dead mother is the usual thing.
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Old July 6 2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Wasn't Sisko's sister also named Rebecca?
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Old July 6 2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Wasn't Sisko's sister also named Rebecca?
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I could have sworn there was someone named Rebecca in his family, though. Could be wrong.
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Old July 7 2012, 12:26 AM   #7
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It's called a coincidence.
Simple as that.

Honestly, the name of Eddington's deceased wife never once came to mind to me, but I'm sure she wasn't the first or will be the last person to ever be named Rebecca.
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Old July 7 2012, 04:56 AM   #8
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She was named after famed bar manager/Vulcan deep cover agent Rebecca Howe.
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Old July 7 2012, 08:55 AM   #9
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I bet if he'd tried to give her a Bajoran name Kasidy would have baulked.
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Old July 7 2012, 11:14 AM   #10
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Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
Rebbeca was the not the prophet stepmother who raised Ben.

Naming your kid after your dead mother is the usual thing.
Is it really? Seems quite conventional to name your kids after your parents. Although in this case it's a bit different since she vanished after realizing she'd been possessed by backwater aliens posing as gods..
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Old July 9 2012, 12:08 AM   #11
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No... actually if he'd done that on purpose it wouldn't have bothered me either...
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Old July 10 2012, 04:56 PM   #12
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No.
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Old July 10 2012, 05:33 PM   #13
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Rebbeca was the not the prophet stepmother who raised Ben.
Um...no. The Prophet-possessed woman was the one who gave birth to Ben. It was a woman who was NOT possessed who married Joseph Sisko and raised Ben.
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Old July 10 2012, 09:14 PM   #14
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Judith was the woman Ben called Mama as he grew. Sarah was the woman who gave him birth.
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Old July 10 2012, 10:56 PM   #15
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^ Judith was his sister. Sisko's step-mother was never named in the series; her name was established in the novels.
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