IMPORTANT CONTENT WARNING: Spoilers are ahead for The Mandalorian latest episode, ‘Chapter 13: The Jedi’ (2.5)

It finally happened and the resulting effect has us feeling queasy. Baby Yoda, star of The Mandalorian, star of our drifting daydreams, has been given a proper name.

The adorable character had simply been known as The Child – Baby Yoda to fans – for all 13 episodes to date of the Star Wars spin-off show.

However, in the latest episode, titled ‘Chapter 13: The Jedi’, it was revealed that his real name was in fact Grogu.

As per Business Insider, there has been, um, a mixed response from Star Wars fans online. One person said: “very good episode, no one’s gonna call him anything other than baby yoda after they confirmed his funny ass name”.

Another user wrote that it “sounds like a Pokemon name”. Pikachu and Grogu, now that’s a spin-off people would pay to see.

It also, unfortunately, sounds far too close to that most horrid of words, grotty. Or grog, that most Australian of words.

Away from the controversy, the latest episode also saw the live-action debut of Ahsoka Tano, played by Rosario Dawson, which was more unanimously acclaimed.

During the episode, her character is able to communicate directly with Grogu. Tano informs the Mandalorian that Grogu was raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and was trained by many masters over the years.

Grogu was hidden at the end of the Clone Wars when the Empire and Darth Vader ascended to power. He can’t remember who took him from the temple however. He can’t remember who took him from the temple. Poor Gr-Baby Yoda.

Tano senses that there could be a darkness in Grogu, and she says it’s better to let his abilities fade. Mando thus asks the Jedi to train Grogu but she refuses. Instead, she tells Mando to take him to an old Jedi temple on Tython, where Grogu may be able to reach out to other Jedi.

If you want to see the moment of Grogu’s reveal yourself, The Mandalorian season 2 episode 5 is streaming now on Disney+.

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