When you give Doc Mitchell the Courier's name, he responds with, "Huh. Can't say it's what I'd have picked for you. But if that's your name, that's your name." I decided to investigate if there was something more to it than a random remark. There is a theory on the internet that the Courier might be an android or a synth: Is Courier 6 An Android? Fallout New Vegas Game Theory There is also a post-apocalyptic point-and-click adventure game inspired by Fallout, called Primordia. Have a look through its video walkthrough to get the idea. It even makes references to the water chip and the G.E.C.K. The game's protagonist, who is a robot, is initially unaware of his true name, but eventually, discovers that it is. . . Spoiler Horus How is this relevant to the Courier in Fallout: New Vegas? Read the "spoiler" to find out: Spoiler Primordia was created by Wadget Eye Games. Wadget Eye is another name for the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol, which, according to some sources, might be of significance to the occult, and sometimes appears inside a triangle, reminiscent of the all-seeing eye: Therefore, if both games reference the same occult mythos, then it is possible that the Courier's true name may also be Horus. I've made an observation about the Legion versus the NCR compared to J.E. Sawyer's statement about the factions before, and now I'm making another observation about the "independent New Vegas". Chris Avellone did, after all, state that it was his preferred ending. If some of you still have a difficult time getting the point of these types of posts, then feel free to get back to whatever it is you were doing. I, on the other hand, find observations like this interesting. Have a nice day. UPDATE A couple more things of note: Spoiler Old World Blues When the Courier has ED-E as a companion, the Legion NPCs would sometimes say, "That machine looks like a floating eye. I don't like it." How do you like them apples? UPDATE This is from one of the endings for Primm: Primm Slim proves to be an able-minded, if not able-bodied, sheriff for Primm. Due to his slow speed, some crooks get away without a scratch, but Primm continues to prosper under his watchful robotic eye. If you still can't see the common symbolism, then feel free to move on. But I think, once it's been noticed, at least some sane people would question why it is there.