What do you call baby dragons?

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I'm trying to come up w/ a name for this little guy. The best (unoriginal) I could come up w/ was "Dragonling" or "Whelp". The thing is though, I plan to have monsters/creatures such as these drop leather (for crafting), so I need a name that sounds good w/ the suffix "-hide". For instance, I have Goblins in my game and the Leather armor crafted out of their drops would be called stuff like "Goblinhide Tunic". That's why I need a name for this baby dragon here. I'm gonna have older/mature dragons drop Dragonscales instead, while these younglings' hide is still soft enough to be considered "Leather" instead of "Mail" (in the case of Dragonscales).
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Maybe something like Draconid or Drakid or just Dracon.
 

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Hey, he looks sort of like Zim from The Dragon Prince!
I usually see "whelp" used to describe a baby dragon. "Whelphide" sounds pretty awful, but you could just call it Dragonhide which sounds alright.

"Drake" is sometimes used to describe a small dragon or a young dragon. This has the advantage of "Drakehide" sounding really good.

"Baby Dragon" would be fine - again, Dragonhide could be used to name the material that he drops.

Finally, just looking at the sprite for a few seconds, the name "Skyre" popped into my head. Maybe was thinking of Sky + Fire? But I think it sounds pretty cool, and Skyrehide (or Skyreskin) make decent names for the material.
 

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Dracubs? Drakkis?
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After rereading myself my brain farted the DRACULAs joke.
 

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Usually whelp, but in my own setting since Dragon = Satan baby dragons are not a thing as they're fully formed at creation.
 

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I'm trying to come up w/ a name for this little guy. The best (unoriginal) I could come up w/ was "Dragonling" or "Whelp". The thing is though, I plan to have monsters/creatures such as these drop leather (for crafting), so I need a name that sounds good w/ the suffix "-hide". For instance, I have Goblins in my game and the Leather armor crafted out of their drops would be called stuff like "Goblinhide Tunic". That's why I need a name for this baby dragon here. I'm gonna have older/mature dragons drop Dragonscales instead, while these younglings' hide is still soft enough to be considered "Leather" instead of "Mail" (in the case of Dragonscales).
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Nothing wrong with WhelpHide, as it's the correct term here. But at another guess i'll say Dragon hide/young Dragon/Smalhide?
 

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Whelp or dragonling would be the most correst term

So dragonwhelp hide or dragonling hide would have my personal vote.

Drake is actually a different species, but if you dont have them in you game I doubt ppl will see fault with it xD
 

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Dungeons and Dragons calls baby dragons Wyrms, wyrmhide doesn't sound bad.
 

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Dungeons and Dragons calls baby dragons Wyrms, wyrmhide doesn't sound bad.
Wyrm however are a wurm-like species of dragons in mythology and as I understand it @Frostorm wants to be as ' accurate' as possible tto these things... Otherwise it would definetly be a good choice.
 

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awww. Look at its fuzzy little mane! Some immediate ideas that come to mind:
  • the cuteness
  • driggy, driggen, or dwaggy
  • fuzz muffin
  • fire burp (assuming they breathe fire)
  • d'awww
  • lil rawr
 

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This thread is mostly resolved, but I'd like to list out a mostly accurate terminology list for the different types of dragons:
  • 4 Legs, Wings -> Dragon
  • 2 Legs, Wings -> Wyvern
  • No Legs, Wings -> Amphithere
  • 4 Legs, No Wings -> Drake
  • 2 Legs, No Wings -> Lindwurm
  • No Legs, No Wings -> Serpent / Wyrm
I would just flat-out call them Baby Dragons / Hatchlings / Dragonlings. I know you have some sort of obsessive-compulsive thing regarding maintaining consistency between item names and such, but you're just gonna have to endure that and go with what makes sense. Don't worry, I have the same problem too. I get frustrated when I have a list of 4-letter character names and then there's suddenly a 7-letter name that juts out like a sore thumb. It's dumb, but ultimately, consistency between name lengths and styles doesn't really matter, unless you're facing some sort of UI problem.
 
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My first reaction, as already posted here is Dragonling. Snakes, for instance, go by Snakelet. Both snakes and lizards go by Hatchling and Neonate when born.

Neonate is a new one to me.
 

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a baby dragon is a whelp
 

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