Why Burnham is named Michael.

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  1. Mad Jack Wolfe

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  2. BOB

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    I would have gone with Bernard.
     
  3. Neumann

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    What if there was a religious undertone?

    Captain Gabriel, CO Michael. Where's Raphael?
     
  4. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

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    And Leslie Towns Hope better known as "Bob".
     
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  5. Big Data

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    Maybe because the Vulcans named her and they have a hard time distinguishing between human males and females.
     
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    Oh sweet. We also have this in Game of Thrones.
     
  7. Xhiandra

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    Confirmed: Burnham is going to serve under captain Georges Oscar Bluth next.
     
  8. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

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    Pretty sure it's the same as the differences between Vulcan males and females.
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  9. Tuskin38

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    She wasn't named by the Vulcans.
     
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    Let the man speak, Diondre!

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  11. DamarsKanar

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    My first instinct was she was named by Vulcans and so they couldn't really distinguish male or female names for humans but they had heard the name Michael and just went with it.
    However having seen the first two epissed, I suspect she as indeed named by humans. In which case, my guess is its a hint at gender neutrality in the future or something like that.
     
  12. Captain of the USS Averof

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    Because that’s the name of one of her grandparents?
    Because that’s the name her godfather and/or parents chose for her?
    Either reply is acceptable in Greek culture. :lol: