I don't like that two themes have been abandoned, or at least they appear to be, in the main character:
First, the lip scar that Altair, Ezio, and Desmond all share is not there yet, however we may see Connor get it later in the game. Much like how we saw Ezio get his scar in the opening fight with the Pazzi.
Second, Connor's Native Name doesn't mean "Eagle", it means something like "Struggle to Survive". Altair is Arabic for Eagle, and Ezio means that same in Greek, and it seemed to be an interesting thematic reoccurred.