Where does Poe Dameron’s name come from?

Aug 12, 2015

If you’ve never heard of Morgan Dameron in the context of Star Wars, the answer to where does Poe Dameron’s name orginate from should perhaps now be obvious.

Morgan Dameron is JJ Abrams’s long time assistant and the inspiration for the name of The Force Awaken’s heroic X-Wing pilot.

JJ, who wrote the script of The Force Awakens with Lawrence Kasdan said:

“Dameron came out because it was, obviously, a name that I know, and it just musically felt right.There was no sort of deep reasoning behind it, and I also knew it would make Morgan blush if we named a character that. So she had this giant smile on her face.”

That’s the surname sorted. What about Poe?

“We went through a bunch of different names, and Poe ultimately felt like the right name. Someone reminded me recently that my daughter had had a polar bear named Poe [or Po’ — short for “polar”], and that might’ve been why it felt right. There was a kind of sweetness to, and a charm to that name."

So Polar bears eh? Anyone body remember a small TV show called Lost that JJ Abrams produced? That featured a polar bear didn’t it?

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