|Athena is Sharon's call sign but it also seems to be much more. Minor spoiler from next week's episode follows: |
When one of the recon team members addresses her as Sharon, someone immediately corrects the speaker and says "Athena!" The new name is a way of differentiating herself from not only the original Boomer but also from Cylons in general. I think we may never hear her called Sharon again.
Thanks for answering my post. I thought that Athena was Sharon's call sign, but I wasn't sure. I thought that the scene where they were trying to decide on her call sign very cofusing.