‘The Mandalorian’ just gave Baby Yoda a name and fans aren’t sure what to make of it

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  • Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead for "The Mandalorian" season two, episode five.
  • 19 minutes into the episode, fans learn the name of The Child (aka Baby Yoda).
  • Some fans are saying they're going to stick with Baby Yoda.
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We finally have an answer to one of the biggest mysteries on "The Mandalorian."

The Child, fondly referred to by fans as Baby Yoda, has a name.

Are you ready for it?

It's Grogu. 

The Child's name is Grogu.
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Fans aren't sure what to make of the name. 

Some are here for it. 

Others are suggesting they'll stick with Baby Yoda.

That wasn't the only big reveal on Friday's episode.

"Star Wars" fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano made her first live-action appearance on the show. Rosario Dawson was long rumored to play the character and steps into the role that was voiced by Ashley Eckstein in "The Clone Wars" animated series. 

Rosario Dawson looks just like the animated version of Ahsoka Tano.
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On Friday's episode, Ahsoka Tano is able to communicate with Grogu. She informs the Mandalorian that Grogu was raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and he was trained by many masters over the years. 

He 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. It's unclear if his memory was wiped. Ahsoka Tano mentions she only knew one other being like him and referenced Yoda.

Later in the episode, Ahsoka Tano says she senses fear in Yoda. That may have put some fans on alert.

Ahsoka Tano is unsettled when she
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In "Star Wars," fear is famously the path to the dark side and was Anakin Skywalker's undoing. That's something Ahsoka Tano is all too familiar with as she was Anakin's padawan. 

The first time Yoda met Anakin he told him, "Fear leads to anger and anger leads to hate." Ahsoka Tano eventually watched her master Anakin turn to the dark side and became Lord Vader.

Ahsoka Tano senses that there could be a darkness in Grogu and she said it's better to let his abilities fade. Mando asks the Jedi to train Grogu and 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.

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