Originally Posted by nine.roses
Because they didn't know they were coincidences: only the fans created the links. Like I said, they are not all truly coincidences in any case. Some are just mild similarities with speculation attached.
Except that's completely not true. Mr Avellone isn't allowed to comment since canon is no longer in his or Obsidian's hands, but what he has said suggests that it's not just a coincidence.
Chris Avellone: Can’t comment, but good catch. Sorry.
Yeah, it's ambiguous. Not definitive proof either way, but there's no way these are just unrelated coincidences that the writers unintentionally place into the game.