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    brian.​shapiro

    , evildictait​or wrote

    *snip*

    In "The Wedding of River Song" (2011), it is stated that the Doctor's true name is a secret that must never be revealed.

    Its meant as more of a riddle than that. We're told when the question is asked, silence will fall.

    Sounds like what Wittgenstein wrote --  that what cannot be said must be passed over in silence... turned into a kind of literal thing.

    Moffat has suggested in interviews that his name is just "The Doctor" and that the word "doctor" in the English language is a reference to him, The Doctor. ie. the answer to the riddle is that there is no riddle.