The Mandalorian director endorses the popular 'Baby Yoda' nickname

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He's not a baby and he's not the beloved Star Wars character Yoda. 

But fans of the Disney+ spin-off series The Mandalorian have been debating for weeks what they should call the beloved and adorable creature that looks like a pipsqueak version of the beloved creature.

Now Dave Filoni, director of the Disney+ series' pilot episode, has weighed in during an interview and he's just fine with the most popular term: 'Baby Yoda.'

Fine by him: Fans of the Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian have debated whether 'Baby Yoda' is the right name for the adorable creature, but series director Dave Filoni has endorsed the name in an ET interview

Fine by him: Fans of the Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian have debated whether 'Baby Yoda' is the right name for the adorable creature, but series director Dave Filoni has endorsed the name in an ET interview

Filoni, who directed the pilot and wrote and directed episode five, was asked about the best terminology for the tiny alien.

'It's funny because, like, people are writing articles and they're like, "Baby Yoda — because I don't know what else to say,"' said ET's Ash Crossan. 

The shorthand didn't seem to bother Filoni at all. 

'They don't know yet. That's fine,' he replied. 'All part of the mystery,' adding that the name Baby Yoda was 'very clear.'

Good enough: Asked what fans should call Baby Yoda, Filoni replied: 'They don't know yet. That's fine. All part of the mystery,' adding that the name Baby Yoda was 'very clear'; shown November 13

Good enough: Asked what fans should call Baby Yoda, Filoni replied: 'They don't know yet. That's fine. All part of the mystery,' adding that the name Baby Yoda was 'very clear'; shown November 13

So far, Baby Yoda has exclusively been referred to as 'The Child' on The Mandalorian

So far, Baby Yoda has exclusively been referred to as 'The Child' on The Mandalorian

So far, Baby Yoda has exclusively been referred to as 'The Child' on The Mandalorian.

Fans of the show will know that Baby Yoda technically isn't a baby — he's revealed to be 50 years old before he's ever seen — and he isn't the actual Yoda, who died during the original Star Wars trilogy, set decades before The Mandalorian.

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