Did Padme know she was carrying twins?

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  1. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    I'm sorry if this has been brought up a bazillion times before, but I'm a classic trilogy forum rat, so I've totally missed the discussion if it did.

    Anyways, I was wondering if Padme actually knew she was carrying twins before they were born. On the one hand, she doesn't seemed phased by the second baby at all, and even has a name all picked out for her: "Leia."

    On the other, she obviously didn't tell anyone if she did know. Most significantly, she didn't tell Anakin. Now perhaps she meant it as a "happy surprise" for the expectant father, or perhaps it was for a darker reason. Maybe she subconsciously sensed the shift in her husband, and felt it would be better to keep this secret close to her chest. And also, in more than one scene she refers to her pregnancy as "the baby", which leads me to believe she honestly was expecting only one.

    I dunno. What do you think?
  2. jvberggren Jedi Master

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    i don't think she knew.

    about having a second name ready...
    is that really so surprising considering they don't seem to know the sex of the baby?
  3. Aiden_Sanic Jedi Knight

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    Its hard to tell by her expressions, if she knew she had twins, she hid it well.
  4. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    That's a good point about the names. But still. She doesn't seem at all surprised in the delivery room when a second baby pops out. I think I would be.
  5. harpua Chosen One

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    More than likely she was told she was carrying twins just before the delivery. They probably told her before they told Obi-Wan. As far as names go, she probably had a male and female name chosen. More than likely, she wasn't sure of the gender.
  6. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    In the novel, she wanted to keep it a surprise as of the sex of the baby, and they both assumed that they were only carrying one... so I'd say no.
  7. voodoopuuduu Classic Trilogy Trivia Host

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    More than likely she was told she was carrying twins just before the delivery. They probably told her before they told Obi-Wan. As far as names go, she probably had a male and female name chosen. More than likely, she wasn't sure of the gender.

    Yep. The reason she wasnt surprised was she really didnt care much at that point.
  8. Force-Keeper Force Ghost

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    She found out around the same time Obi-Wan, Bail, Yoda, 3PO, and R2 did. She could've had both a boy's and a girl's name picked out beforehand just incase it was one or the other. In the film, she didn't know if it was a boy or girl.
  9. DUGGY Jedi Youngling

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    when Anakin say's " Our baby is a blessing", i found it odd she never said otherwise. that it was Babies. so i'm not sure if she knew or not. she may have had a Boy and a Girl name already picked.
  10. GGrievous Chosen One

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    I didnt think Anakin was going to say "Our BABIES are a blessing." They didn't know they were going to have Luke & Leia.
  11. DUGGY Jedi Youngling

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    I didnt think was going to say "Our BABIES are a blessing." They didn't know they were going to have Luke & Leia.

    wha?, you want to translate that for me?
  12. ImperialMarchFace Jedi Master

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    She didn't know she was having twins, and the babies' names are easily explained by having a boy name and a girl name already picked out. She got to use them both.
  13. GGrievous Chosen One

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    When Padme had the babies during the last sceens of ROTS. She quickly named each baby. and she thought she was going to have one baby.
  14. Candycane8828 Jedi Padawan

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    She Didn't know because when Anakin told her about his dream he said "you die in child birth" and she said "and the baby" she wasn't pural.
  15. DUGGY Jedi Youngling

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    good point!^^^^. that about wraps it up. lock it. [face_dancing]
  16. Force-Keeper Force Ghost

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    I?m pretty sure George said in the audio commentary that Padmè didn?t know she was carrying twins. Take that with a grain of salt though, I'm not sure.
  17. thechozn1 Force Ghost

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    I was just about to say that and you stole my thunder [face_talk_hand]
  18. anakin_luver Jedi Grand Master

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    Yep..most parents choose a boy and girl name early in the pregnancy...becuase they don't know yet, and so she had both in her head...DUGGY, you're awfully hung up on having posts closed...

  19. masterevad Jedi Padawan

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    I'm gonna have to agree with candycane. That pretty much says it all.
  20. DUGGY Jedi Youngling

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    DUGGY, you're awfully hung up on having posts closed...

    By all means go in circles.
  21. yoshifett Jedi Grand Master

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    LOL! Agreed. Padme had picked out a boy's and girl's name because they didn't know the gender of the baby. Many couples do the same thing.

    I think Duggy rightly thinks this thread should be locked because a) It's been discussed in many other threads and b)because the answer is obvious. Why keep threads like this open?
  22. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    But if I may just throw another wrench into the works here.....I can accept that it seems that Padme did NOT know she was carrying twins. But then one has to wonder, how could she NOT know? Even with our relatively "primative" technology here on earth, parents are made aware way in advance of delivery if they are carrying twins or any other multiple birth. I'd have to imagine that in a GFFA they would have been able to detect a multiple birth in advance as well.

    Unless Naboo custom does away with prenatal care altogether. Who knows.
  23. yoshifett Jedi Grand Master

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    We can imagine that all we want, but we don't really have any evidence that this is the case.
  24. Force-Keeper Force Ghost

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    The RotS novel stated that Padmè and Anakin wanted the gender of they're baby to be a surprise. So, that?s why she never found out.
  25. anakin_luver Jedi Grand Master

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    ^^^^ But they would of known there was more than one baby when she went for check ups...unless they don't do that in the galaxy far, far away...


    Haha. You're right :p
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