Spoilers ahead. Don't click if you haven't seen Episode 7...
Is Luke Rey's father? Most of the signs tend to be pointing to Rey being Luke's daughter, but I'm not convinced. If anything, I think we're being led into that assumption, in order to pull the rug out from under us later.
My guess? She's Obi Wan Kenobi's Granddaughter.
Be prepared for a lengthy trip down the rabbit hole...
Exhibit A. Rey's Theme, from the Original Soundtrack.
Remember back to 1999, when Episode I was soon to come out. The soundtrack had Anakin's Theme in it, which mirrored the Imperial March towards the end. Rey's Theme, starting at 1:55, very closely mirror's the music when Anakin and Obi-Wan were fighting in Episode III. Since we know that John Williams has composed one theme that closely mirrors another, it's entirely possible (if not likely) that the resemblance from Rey's Theme to the Anakin/Obi-Wan duel is done as foreshadowing.
Exhibit B. Rey's accent while speaking. Rey speaks with a very crisp British/English (read: Imperial) accent. In all of Star Wars, there's only one other major "Good Guy" character with that kind of accent (C3P0 notwithstanding). None other than Obi-Wan, both Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.
Now, granted, Daisy Ridley is an English actress, so it stands to reason that she would keep her accent while acting. However, John Boyega (Finn) is also English, and speaks with an accent in real life. But for the movie? No accent. That's not an accident.
To me, the accent is a subtle, yet powerful nod to Rey's true origins.
(Truth be told, Exhibit B here is probably my strongest piece of evidence. I presented it 2nd though, because I noticed Exhibit A first, and felt like it deserved it's place at the beginning of my argument)
Exhibit C. The flashback scene when Rey first touches the lightsaber. It has both Ewan McGregor and Sir Alec Guinness' voices in it (a nifty trick with Guinness, since he died 16 years ago). Ewan McGregor's voiceover line is something similar to "Rey, these are your first steps..."
Using both previous actors for Obi Wan makes a lot less sense if she ultimately is a Skywalker who never met Obi-Wan in real life. If she is a Kenobi though, it has much more relevance and significance.
There are a number of other minor pieces that lead to this line of thinking, but those are my major 3.
Final thought. Obi Wan has twice taken on a Skywalker as a student. It would be quite the profound moment in the series if a Skywalker now does the same for a Kenobi. That's one of a number of narrative symmetries that Star Wars is pretty famous for ("Bring balance to the force", "Always two there is, a master and an apprentice", et al).
Of course, I could be wrong about all of that, and wouldn't be surprised if I am...
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