We know that his brother's name is Owen, at the very least, since that's what the JA books call him. QuentinGeorge 05:16, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
- Yeah, I don't get why this was moved, either. If he was called Owen in the JA books, then his name is Owen. StarNeptune 05:24, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
- Oh, sorry, I didn't know. Which book was it? --Azizlight 05:26, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
Confirmed. Jedi Apprentice 3:
"A visit home. His mother. Softness and light. His father. A laugh, full-bodied, joined by his mother's, just as full, just as rich. His brother, sharing a piece of fruit with him. The explosion of sweet juice in his mouth. Soft grasses underneath his bare feet.
The droid activated the memory wipe while the guards watched. A strange sensation began in his temples and moved inward. Not pain, not quite...
Owen. His brother's name was Owen."
—Darth Culator (talk) 05:40, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
- Ok thanks everyone. Learn something new every day :-) --Azizlight 05:48, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
- Thank you for the confirmation, Darth Culator. Now I just wish they would say what planet Obi-Wan was from. I'd also like to point out how much information there is on this website which isn't even on official websites, including www.starwars.com. —Unsigned comment by Augie Ben Doggie (talk • contribs).
Uhh...how do we know for a fact that his last name is Kenobi? -- Ozzel 03:47, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
- Well, now that you mention it, I guess we don't. I'd say it's a reasonable bet, but that doesn't make it indisputable. —Unsigned comment by Augie Ben Doggie (talk • contribs).
I have read some stuff on Ewan McGregor and he has a brother named, Collin. Is it just me or does Owen kind of sound like Colin? Obi1138 17:32, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
- Not really. —Silly Dan (talk) 22:51, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
- Not particularly to me, either. It's a moot point anyway; the reason he has a brother named Owen is because, originally, Owen Lars was his brother. It was only later, when Lucas was creating Episode II, that this changed. jSarek 23:08, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
- In the British Isles, the name Colin is pronounced 'Coll-in' and not 'Coh-lin' as it is in the US. So no, not at all.22.214.171.124 13:16, February 2, 2011 (UTC)
Move to Owen (Obi-Wan Kenobi's brother)? Edit
Should we move this to "Owen (Obi-Wan Kenobi's brother)"? Given the precedent of the Jedi Order's renaming of Aris-Del Wari and Zett Jukassa, I don't think we should expect Obi-Wan Kenobi to be the birth name of that character, and thus it's equally unlikely that Kenobi is Owen's surname. jSarek 09:48, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
- Fair enough, but those exceptions are the only two I know of--particularly since, OOU, Jukassa's case is merely a retcon to combine two previously different extras. Look at Tae Diath, Jax Pavan, Sha Koon, Mace Windu, etc. for the opposite precedent ... do we have a particular reason to assume that Kenobi is an exception? (Plus I hate parenthetical title disambigs if there's a simpler alternative as we have here....)--Valin Kenobi 16:13, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
- The Essential Guide to Characters claims that Owen Lars was Obi-Wan's brother. This is now contradicted by AOTC, but it is possible that he was originally intended to be the Owen that is mentioned here. If anyone agrees with me, then we should add something on this in bts --Jinzler 09:54, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
- Sorry, there already is something
Eliminated from later printings? Edit
The article says the mention of Owen Lars being Kenobi's brother has been eliminated from later printings of the ROTJ novel, but this statement has no source. My own copy of that book is fairly recent, and it still has the mention of "my brother Owen on Tatooine"... Can we clarify this? --LelalMekha (talk) 21:37, November 11, 2012 (UTC)