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A Baby Named After 'General Leia' Kicked Off a Star Wars Debate Over Whether She Was Better as a Princess

December 12, 2018 4:15 PM
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It all began when Twitter user Jackie Caplan-Auerbach tweeted out an exchange between a flight attendant and another passenger on her plane. “Flight attendant on my flight to the mother holding an infant: ‘What’s her name?'” she wrote. “Mother: ‘Leia’ FA: ‘Like Princess Leia?’ Mother: ‘No, like General Leia.’ A-freaking-men, sister.”

Leia first made the switch from princess to general in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a transition that was met with resistance by some fans and continues to be a point of contention to this day.

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