There are new RNAV STARs for arrival into Atlanta Class Bravo for KATL. Does anybody know the reason a Star Wars theme was chosen for waypoint names eg TYFTR, WOKIE, NWHPE, etc?
It's a long established practice for the procedure developers to build the procedures around a theme. It helps with coming up with the necessary distinct pronounceable names for the waypoints.
My personal favorite is the RNAV (GPS) RWY 16 approach into KPSM. Flying from the IAF to the MAP and the Missed Approach Holding waypoint you fly:
ITAWT --> ITAWA --> PUDYE --> TTATT --> IDEED
which mimics Tweety Bird's comment when he sees Sylvester the Cat chasing him (for those readers who didn't grow up watching Warner Brothers cartoons).
Instead of choosing random names, some sort of a theme helps to come up with names one could easily pronounce, and because why not? :)
PIGLT FIVE arrival into KMCO (Orlando Intl.)
i.e. HKUNA — MTATA — JAZMN — JAFAR — RFIKI (Disney references)
This article from aerosavvy lists a few more interesting ones.