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Baby Yoda's Name Has Been Revealed

Baby Yoda's Name Has Been Revealed

Warning: Obvious spoilers

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

Warning: Obvious spoiler ahead

Baby Yoda's real name has finally been revealed.

For the past year or so, the little green ball has been referred to as 'The Child' on toys and any merchandise, while most people have stuck with the more familiar 'Baby Yoda'.

However, in the latest episode of The Mandalorian, fans of the hit spin-off were shocked to learn that the little fella is, in fact, called 'Grogu'.

Bit of an anti-climax if you ask me, but whatever.

During 'Chapter 13: The Jedi', we see Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu meet up with Jedi warrior Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), who had contacted Baby Yoda using 'the force'.

Baby Yoda is actually called 'Grogu, Tano revealed.

And if it wasn't enough to learn what his real name is, Tano also hinted at his very dark origin story.

According to the character, Grogu had grown up at the Jedi temple in Coruscant and had narrowly managed to escape the carnage that ensued during Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith.

Since the shock revelation, fans of the series have taken to social media to share their love, with some getting quite emotional in the process.

One adoring viewer said: "Baby Yoda's name is Grogu?! And he has a tragic backstory?! (crying emoji)

"Grogu is hella cute. Baby Yoda is from the Jedi temple. WTF we get a whole backstory to Baby Joda," another chimed in.

Though not everyone was too happy with the little guy's name.

Writing on Twitter, one disappointed fan said: "F*** that Grogu s***, he'll always be Baby Yoda to me."

Considering his backstory, you would think that Grogu would have been able to contain his hunger when he decided to chow down on the eggs of an endangered species in a recent episode of series two.

But no, he face-planted into than you could say 'Frog Lady's crying now, cheers'.

The gusto with which the fictional character feasted on the fictional eggs really upset one or two people who felt it was not as funny as it was intended to be and, in fact, rather offensive - with many calling for him to be cancelled.

One shocked viewer wrote: "The decision to make Baby Yoda eat the eggs of a sentient creature desperately trying to continue its family line in the wake of an implied genocide is, well it's a lot."

A second put: "Mandalorian spoiler alert: Baby Yoda commits genocide."

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