I will eventually get to writing that post about going up to Chicago to see our NF doctor, but not today. I’m too distracted today. Alas, it’s off to work I go!
Woman Time Lords can control the way they will look when they regenerate, while male Time Lords cannot. This was established in Classic Who, when Romana regenerated.
Also, the Doctor wanting to be Ginger is not about the hair color. In Gallifrey, the only ones to have red hair were the people called Heroes which were beings who were time-sentient (meaning they could see all of the time at the same time). So I doubt they will ever make him ginger.
(by Béla Török)
So many aspects of the Name of the Doctor were amazing to me, but what was so interesting was that in the end, his name and all that wasn’t really what got to me the most. What got to me so strongly was the relationship between the Doctor and Clara and how that relationship really affects who they are individually too.