Ralin wrote:True, but people breaking vows of celibacy isn’t unheard of. And yeah, just hearing about someone named Skywalker would get written off as a coincidence, but hearing about a Skywalker and an Obi-wan is going to raise some alarms.
Possibly, but only if Ben is using his last name and not an alias if/when he goes into town.
It’s possible, and we don’t know how many people knew about crazy old Ben out in the desert, but do you really think it’s likely that he never made a trip into town for supplies or to catch up on the news in twenty years? Owen and Luke knew about him, and Luke wouldn’t have any reason not to mention his name to others. People gossip, especially when they live in a small community.
Yoda managed to survive all by himself in the wilderness. If he did go into town and did use his real name, then yes that was pretty dumb on his part. But he does have two aces up his sleeve:
1) He can tell when Vader is near (and vice versa).
2) He had no trouble outwitting stormtroopers and giving them the slip -oh, and if need be, chopping a few of the fuckers.
In ROTS, Yoda, Obi-Wan and Bail Organa agree to split the kids up and see to it that they're raised in normal families (or as normal as you can get under those conditions). So apparently the idea is that whatever risk there might be in being discovered is worth it to place them with trustworthy families and have them raised like normal kids.
Yeah, and that's also fine. But why not get Owen and Beru to tell Luke he was their son and have him grow up as Luke Lars? Why didn’t Obi-wan change his name completely to Ben Sandrunner or whatever?
I’m not nerd-raging over this and it's not a big deal, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense either.
I'd think that at some point Luke is going to wonder why he doesn't look like "Mom & Dad". Ben is already in a position where he's got to bullshit Luke for his own good, but there's a limit.