Thanks to target The Mandalorian season 2 , Baby Yoda is no longer called Baby Yoda. The child - as it was once officially called in a galaxy far, far away - is now Grogu . Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano discovered this through the Couple's Force connection on Corvus. But why was the mystery of Baby Yoda's real name (which could have worked for several seasons) been solved so early?
Director Dave Filoni reveals that it's actually been around for a while, and they just needed a way to get into Baby Yoda's backstory - the one that Ahsoka 's introduction in "The Jedi" offered.