Why can't doctor who say his name?
Table of Contents
- Why can't doctor who say his name?
- Does the doctor ever say his name?
- What is the only time the doctor could tell someone his name?
- What is the question that must never be answered?
- What is the Doctor's true name?
- Is the Doctor's real name Theta Sigma?
- Why does the doctor call himself the Doctor?
- How did the Doctor find out his real name?
- Is the name of the doctor difficult to pronounce?
- Why is the name of the Doctor unpronounceable by humans?
Why can't doctor who say his name?
The writers of the show would be hard-pressed to come up with any name that would satisfy the suspense they've built around his real name for 54 years, so they don't even try to reveal his real name.
Does the doctor ever say his name?
Although it is never spoken loud enough for the audience to hear, River Song (Alex Kingston) whispers the Doctor (David Tennant) his own name in an episode called "Forest of the Dead." The Doctor's response to River is one of absolute shock.
What is the only time the doctor could tell someone his name?
In The Forest of the Dead, the Doctor says "River, you know my name. You whispered my name in my ear. There's only one reason I would ever tell anyone my name. There's only one time I could."
What is the question that must never be answered?
This question was "the First Question, the oldest question in the universe, that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight". Dorium Maldovar told the Eleventh Doctor that the question was: "Doctor who?", which was a question the Doctor had been apparently running from his entire life.
What is the Doctor's true name?
In some episodes, especially the David Tennant era, he has used the name John Smith. When the Doctor became human to hide from The Family of Blood, he used the name John Smith. No one exactly knows his real name, not even the producers and writers.
Is the Doctor's real name Theta Sigma?
Is Theta Sigma the Doctor's real name? Theta Sigma was the Doctor's unique nickname when he was studying at the Time Lord Academy on Gallifrey. Although this identified the Doctor from all the other Time Lords at the academy, the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) dismisses it as just a nickname in The Happiness Patrol.
Why does the doctor call himself the Doctor?
The Doctor told few people their real name. Instead, they asked others to call them simply, the Doctor . As the Time Lord's true name was not generally known, "the Doctor", or "Doctor Who", became an alias and the exact reason for the Doctor to hide their true name is a complete mystery.
How did the Doctor find out his real name?
The Doctor's real name became important during the Siege of Trenzalore, as it was the signal chosen by the Time Lords to come back to the universe, broadcasting the question "Doctor Who?" through a crack in reality, simultaneously broadcasting a Truth Field so that they could be sure that it was truly the Doctor responding to them.
Is the name of the doctor difficult to pronounce?
( TV: The Name of the Doctor, World Enough and Time ) The Doctor's real name has been said to be difficult to pronounce, for humans at least, ( AUDIO: Slipback) and certainly for adults, ( TV: Twice Upon a Time) possessing thirty eight syllables.
Why is the name of the Doctor unpronounceable by humans?
Spin-off media offer the explanation that the Doctor's true name is unpronounceable by humans. In "The Name of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor tells companion Clara Oswald that the name "Doctor" is essentially a promise he made.