I've been thinking about this all morning and it's driving me crazy. Little background: Medieval fantasy world. So MC bonds with a dragon to become a Beast Rider, a member of an elite soldier group. The dragons did not originate from her world, but instead came long ago from another world through a magical portal. They came with their riders, who could see and sense magic. Their portal home collapsed, stranding them on MC's world. The dragons fled to the one place in MC's world with a high concentration of magic, bc it felt the most like home to them. They still speak their old language amongst themselves and so when communicating with humans, often say a word in their language, esp if its become a name for a group. For example, the riders from the old world were the "daslasie" bc this meant "explorers" in their language. The humans all interbred and forgot the language and origins. The dragons remember. So the dragon's name would need to be foreign-sounding to the humans, bc the dragons still name themselves in the old tongue. My idea is that the old tongue is very sibilant, to accommodate the dragon tongues which are much like a snake's. Some words I have so far: dragassa - dragon blussang - blood blussanglinas - bloodline Hass Blussang- Old Blood, as in, "You are of the Hass Bluusang, the Old Blood." This particular dragon's ability is camouflage. Much like a chameleon, he can change his colors to blend in with his surroundings. So I want his name to reflect that somehow. I want his name to be in his language, but also have an English translation that works. You don't have to make up his name in his language, I can do that. My MC will probably end up calling him by the English translation of his name anyway, but I want the foreign sounding name mentioned to enhance the idea that dragons were not originally from this world. I'm mainly looking for ideas for a name that reflects his ability, and I included more background for those of you that were interested. Shadowshroud is the best I've come up with, but I feel like it's kind of a mouthful. Any thoughts?