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How Mandalorian Fans Really Feel About Grogu's Name

Of all the new "Star Wars" characters that fans have become introduced to in recent years, few have been received quite as well as Baby Yoda.

The now-iconic character made his screen debut at the end of the first episode of "The Mandalorian," and he quickly captured the hearts of both casual and die-hard "Star Wars" fans alike. Following the character's debut, "The Mandalorian" essentially became a two-hander adventure series, one that focuses on both Baby Yoda and his adoptive guardian, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal). In the years since the series' premiere, Baby Yoda has only continued to stake out his place as one of the most iconic characters in "Star Wars" history.

Of course, the breakout character's name isn't actually Baby Yoda. As a matter of fact, one Season 2 episode of "The Mandalorian," titled "The Jedi," includes the reveal that Baby Yoda's name is actually Grogu. When the episode was released, the revelation understandably took some "Star Wars" fans aback. However, certain "Mandalorian" viewers may be surprised to learn that, while a lot of time has passed since "The Jedi" was released, Grogu's name remains a constant topic of conversation among "Star Wars" fans.

That's especially evident in one Reddit thread, which is dedicated entirely to discussing "Star Wars" fans' thoughts on Grogu's name.

Some Star Wars fans have learned to love Grogu's name

On the official subreddit for "The Mandalorian," u/GraboidFarmer created a post about how "half" of "Star Wars" fans reacted to learning Grogu's real name. The post in question features a screenshot from the moment on "The Book of Boba Fett" when Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) learns about Grogu's real name and tells him, "No way am I calling you that!" Unsurprisingly, the post motivated a number of other "Star Wars" fans to share their thoughts on the beloved "Mandalorian" character's name.

In the Reddit thread, u/Professional_March54 admitted, "It has grown on me. It took a very long time." Meanwhile, u/sour_jack revealed that they were just happy the "Mandalorian" creative team "didn't follow the Yoda, Yaddle naming trend." However, while it may seem like most "Star Wars" fans have come around to liking Grogu's name, there are certain viewers who still aren't fond of it. For instance, u/clutchkickmurphys wrote, "I'm gonna live and die by 'Baby Yoda,'" while u/rubbertubing revealed that they think "Grogu just feels bad to say."

For what it's worth, "Mandalorian" creator Jon Favreau thinks fans can continue to refer to Grogu as Baby Yoda if that's what they want to do. Favreau said as much during an appearance on "Good Morning America," telling the show's hosts, "Everybody knows Grogu as 'Baby Yoda.' Which, by the way, is fine with all of us. We still call him Baby Yoda too."

That said, Favreau did note that Grogu likes to be called by his name, adding, "He prefers to be called 'Grogu', if you notice in the show. He perks up a lot when you say his name."