The Child’s (aka “Baby Yoda”) Name Revealed & We’re Trying to Adjust to the Change

If you’re a fan of Disney+, The Mandalorian, Chapter 13 released just after Thanksgiving was an important episode. The Child (or “Baby Yoda” as many call him) had his official name revealed along with a backstory. We’re trying to adjust to the new name as “Baby Yoda” still has a nice ring to it. Take note, the information below contains spoilers from Chapter 13.

As shared by First, we learned the Child’s name is Grogu. Let’s all sit with that for a moment. (No, it doesn’t mean you have to stop calling him Baby Yoda.) Second, we learned that the Child used to live on Coruscant and was trained by “many masters” at the Jedi Temple, then was hidden when the Empire came to power. This means it’s quite likely Yoda and Baby Yoda crossed paths. It also raises several questions, such as: Who hid Grogu? Why did they abandon him? And what happened to him afterward?

Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) explained that Grogu’s memory then became “dark” and he was alone. She ultimately declines to train Grogu because there’s anger in him after years of hiding his abilities in exile. Tano suggested Mando (Pedro Pascal) take Grogu to the planet Tython where there’s a Jedi Temple. She said to place Grogu on a seeing stone on top of the mountain and “there’s a chance a Jedi might come searching for him,” while noting there are not many left.

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What are your thoughts of the new name, “Grogu”? Will you be sticking with “Baby Yoda” or making the name adjustment?


About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.