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My Dragon Toy Pattern design is missing something – a NAME!

Aug 31, 2012 | A day in my life, Blog

I am soooooo excited, 2012 is the YEAR of the DRAGON so I’ve been playing around with a new toy sewing pattern design…..

a dragon!!!!

dragon eyes pupil

A little while back when I asked if I should consider doing a course on How to design Soft Toys, there were a few people who were interested in knowing how I go about designing softies… so I thought I’d give you a bit of insight! ๐Ÿ™‚

First I think a LOT about what I want MY dragon to look like.

I ask myself, “what actually makes a dragon a dragon?” I need to figure out what features my dragon pattern must have to make it look like a dragon. Then I collect ideas over time, which can be from anything from gift cards to small ornaments.

how to design a dragon tpy pattern design

I found this cheap, UGLY PINK ceramic dragon in a ‘dollar shop” a few years ago. The colours are soooooooooooooooooo ugly BUT I loved the idea of a sleepy dragon and the tail over her nose is too sweet!

Having a 3-D object like an ornament helps me to get an idea of the 3-D shapes I want to make. I kept knocking bits off this poor dragon and had to keep gluing him back together!!!

how to dragon toy pattern design ideas

And I trawl the internet for hours….

sometimes months or years even, until I settle on what I want my dragon to look like.ย  The internet is an amazing place for ideas – the obvious one -a dragon tattoo!

I always add the word ‘CUTE’ in a tattoo Google search so hopefully I can avoid anything too vulgar. I found this one on the tattoosrtists.org website. STILL, I have to stop my imagination… I always wonder EXACTLY WHERE the tattoo is on the person…. ha!ha! : )

cute dragon tattoo design - TattooArtists.org

I even found a cute sleeping dragon cake for inspiration! This cake is AMAZING – I think it’s looks too good to eat!

sleeping dragon cake - Taylor Made Baking

I decide what I DON’T want MY dragon pattern to look like!

This is probably THE most important part of the whole toy pattern design process, well it is for ME! It’s vital for my reputation that the toy sewing patterns I design are UNIQUE!

I don’t want to copy anyone intentionally – or UNintentionally! So a big part of my dragon pattern research was looking at other people’s dragon pattern designs! I wanted to make sure that my dragon looks NOTHING like ANYTHING I have seen and ALSO, because a lot of my friends are toy designers, I don’t want my designs to be similar to their creations!

I love this cute fleece dragon pattern designed by one of my favourite toy designers, Mariska Vos-Bolman from DIY Fluffies in the Netherlands. Yoki is so distinctive, you probably even recognise him! That’s why I decided to make my dragon completely different and so mine will be a lying down dragon! :0

Yoki Dragon Pattern - DIY Fluffies

Another favourite soft toy designer andย  friend of mine is Jeniffer Carson who has to be THE actual queen of dragon pattern design! She even goes by the name of The Dragon Charmer!!!!

dragon pattern design Jennifer Carson Dragon Charmer

For many years I have thought I wouldn’t dare attempt to make a dragon as she does such an awesome job – BUT as it’s the year of the dragon – I thought it’s time I gave it a go! ha!ha!

Just look at the fabulous shapes of her dragon designs and the intricate details! Jennifer is is also a children’s author of fantasy books (of which I have signed copies!) and she makes all the fantasy creatures as patterns too – so much talent in one person… she is truly an inspiration!!!!

dragon pattern Jennifer Carson the Dragon Charmer

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Then I put pencil to paper and draw some shapes…

toy pattern design how to make a dragon

ONLY then the sewing begins!!!!

I can’t show you too much as this is just a teaser blog post for my new dragon pattern…(ALL will be revealed later!)ย  … but here are some of the first attempts at making him, to show you how I design my sewing patterns.

I like to use calico fabric when I am designing my patterns:

Why? Well, because it’s cheap, and this is important as I can sometimes make many many versions of a design until I am 100% happy that it is cute enough to put out for people to pay for!

NOT only that. Can you see the puckers in the seamย  below the dragon’s eye? WELL – that’s NOT good!!! I am a bit of a perfectionist and I want ALL the seams to fit exactly…. which can take a lot of tweaking!

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Dragon toy pattern design teaser

I use a dark / contrasting thread for sewing up the toy pattern prototypes:

Why? Well, because it helps me to visualize the 3-D shapes when I compare the shape of the toy to the flat 2-D paper pattern pieces I drew.

dragon pattern toy design

I use the actual craft eyes that I will use for the finished toy in the design stage:

Why? I like to play around with different eyes at this stage of the pattern design. It helps me to decide on eye colour and and more importantly their position. It is amazing how a tiny change in eye position or size can change the expression of the toy’s face!

dragon pattern design eyes position 1

dragon pattern designing eyes position 2

Ooooh, before I forget….

The whole point of this blog post was because I need help with the MOST IMPORTANT PART of a the toy pattern design process – CHOOSING a name! Soooooo, I’m asking for suggestions. ONLY one rule – it MUST start with the letter ‘D’ oh and one other rule…. it cannot be ‘Darius’ (because I think that’s already taken!)

Oh and it’s a competition too!

IF you choose the winning name – you will win a copy of the Dragon Pattern when it is released!!!! YAY!!! Can’t wait!

 

NOW, I’m looking forward to your name suggestions!


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Till next time,

Happy Sewing,
Pauline

298 Comments

  1. Christina Johnson

    I think a great dragon name would be Delilah ๐Ÿ™‚ well the face that it seems to have is a Delilah … I’m so excited about this pattern as I love dragons!!! Thank you for coming up with a pattern for one!!!

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  2. Mart

    I think a cool name for the pattern would be either “Blaze” or “Puff” (like in the song “Puff the Magic Dragon”).

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  3. Lisa Schneider

    Dashing Damon

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  4. Jodi

    Draig for the name as its welsh for dragon and they are our national creature!

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  5. Andrea Parsons

    I think Drago is a great one as it is the Italian form of Latin for Dragon. I can’t wait to meet him!!

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  6. Jodi

    That should say Ddraig. Auto correct!

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  7. Karen Delaney

    A lying down sleepy dragon has to be Dozy.

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  8. Bev Allen

    I think Danny the Dragon is suits him very well.

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  9. Janette Pimienta

    I love the sound of Damian the Dragon

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  10. Christi Dunkerton

    Zeus is my suggestion ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Michelle Brusco

    How about Dreamy the Dragon – cause he’s probably daydreaming about something fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. anik

    How about dexter or delilah

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  13. Leanne

    I like Dyfed the Dragon.

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  14. Anne Nixon

    DARLING!!!! What else could your Dragon be? Darling Dragon!!

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  15. Christine Iwahashi

    Dojin the Dragon
    Dojin (should have a little line over the “O” but I don’t know how to add it) is Japanese for a group of friends who share a common interest. That’s us – cute little creatures. Love them all. Go Pauline!

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  16. jennifer Midlane

    Drago!!

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  17. Rebecca Stamp

    My suggestion is Dougall.

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  18. Bethany

    Ooh! Dragons are my favourite! Can’t wait to see this one!
    It’s nice to see a little into your creation progress too!
    I think he should be called Duff the Dragon, since it’s got Celtic/Irish roots and sounds super cute!

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  19. Carol Smith

    falkor the luck dragon

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  20. Mary

    Oops did not see the rule about the name starting with “D” so here is my real entry:). I think D’artagnan would be a good name for a dragon (u could call him Dart for short). I think this name would be cool because one of the musketeers was named D’artagnan and when I think of dragons I think of tough warriors :).

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  21. Elizabeth C.

    Daegal, Dax or Draco. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Lisa

    Im not sure quite why but I feel like he should be called ‘Jeremy’.

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  23. Beth Howser

    Darling dragon, because that’s what our creations are!

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  24. abby moore

    Arnold Archibald the III esquire of course

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  25. Rachelle Smith

    I like Drake or Darlene the Dragon, a boy & a girl!

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  26. Lisa

    Oh oops didn’t read the rules properly… Starting with D…. Derek the dragon.

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  27. Kat Belcher

    I like the name Darby for a dragon . Yep Darby the dreamy dragon sounds good.

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  28. Natalie

    Dixie Dragon

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  29. Carol Smith

    opps i meant to type dalkor the luck dragon

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  30. Renee

    Dakota the dragon, the name Dakota means Friend, and this dragon will be a friendly dragon so the name fits well…Also the name can be used for a girl or a boy dragon… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. Marion McKewen

    I sat with my family day care children and we think “dimity” is a great name for a dragon,
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  32. Korina Fraser

    I’m with Mary Ann Katz, call him Draco!!

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  33. Danielle

    It should be Daisy

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  34. Seema

    Dorro the Dragon..is my suggestion. It sounds cute to me..lol

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  35. kelly vorbach

    I thimk that Sebastian would be a good name for him

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  36. Jenn E.

    Dennis or Danny for a boy dragon OR
    Dotty or Darcy for a girl dragon :). Can’t wait to see finished pics :).

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  37. Denise Taylor

    Dermot the Dragon….

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  38. Denise Taylor

    or there is Declan the Dragon!

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  39. kerry mcbride

    i think Darcy dragon is a great name. because it could be male or female!!

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  40. Amanda

    I think of Wales when I think of dragons, therefore Dafydd seems apt, as it’s Welsh for David, which is also the Patron Saint of Wales. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  41. Renaissance

    I LOVE the idea of a dragon pattern, I adore them, probably because as a child my nickname was ‘dragon’ given to me by my late father. Dragons still remind me of him so I would say Draeck which mean dragon in medieval Dutch.

    Ren

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  42. mel

    I am overwhelmed by the idea that she’s a SHE! How about Dorothy the dragon? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  43. Genevieve

    I think “Dana” would be a cute name and would work for either gender. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  44. Dandelion or Derby

    Thank you for your webpage it is such an inspiration.

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  45. Jill

    Hi, I like Donegal.

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  46. Rebecca C

    Dax Desmond Draven or Delaney

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  47. Klara Mink

    Dracik

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  48. Jenny

    My first thought was ‘Dusty the dragon’ so I’m going with this one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks very cute x

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  49. Rachael Poolman

    I reckon diesal the dragon. Helps to fuel the fire in him ๐Ÿ™‚

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  50. Elissa

    When I saw your dragon the name Drophy Dragon(rhymes with Sophie)popped up and then Dalico Dragon (instead of calico)

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  51. Lisa Smith

    My suggestion is Daffy. The dragon is the national symbol of Wales and one of the other symbols is their national flower, the daffodil.

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  52. Kylie

    Drakkon for a boy or Drakkina for a girl

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  53. Renee Ferrett

    Dusty!!!

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  54. Nicole

    I like Derek

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  55. Sheryl

    I like the name Doroon, it is from one of my fav authors books.

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  56. Tori

    I love the name DOZER the dozing dragon or DIPSTICK. So glad you’ve made a dragon I was born in the year of the dragon & my husband collect them hense the reason we have a pet iguana called Oscar it was the closest we could get to the real thing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  57. Helen Smyrek

    I think Dufus would be a fun name!

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  58. Elizabeth Renton

    Dormir because dragons should be a bit French!

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  59. zimmy

    Hi Pauline !
    I’m suggesting you the 3D name (just joking) the “Darling Dude Dragon” for your cute new Dragon stuffy.

    Happy Day !

    With Best Wishes

    Zimmy

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  60. Jude Bates

    My 9yr old DD thinks she looks like a “Demire the Dragon”

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  61. Michelle Knight

    I like Dylan/Dillan (Welsh names) for a boy dragon, or Dilly (from the flower daffodil, Welsh emblem) for a girl dragon ๐Ÿ™‚

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  62. Elizabeth Renton

    Dormir means ‘to sleep’- so would be suitable for a sleeping dragon. Plus, I totally have that same pink resin dragon from the $2 shop!!

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  63. Vicki naughton

    I think you should name your dragon Delia x

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  64. sue niven

    Darkin

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  65. Diana Johnson

    I think you should name him Denali. He’s a dragon, he’s white and all dragons love to perch on high mountain tops.

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  66. Sam

    Dewy, draithus, delta, Dante, drago, daphne, dynastic, drachenstein, domo, drogon, dainte, daenerys (from game of thrones)

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  67. Katie

    Dagmar The Dragon! That is my choice, it is a beautiful scandanavian name meaning glorious.

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  68. Simmi

    So many good suggestions – you’re going to have a hard tome choosing!

    I think either David (as in St David, patron saint of Wales, where the dragon is very important) or Daphne for a girl dragon ๐Ÿ™‚

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  69. Susannah

    Dozy Donnegal or Dozy Daisy

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  70. Keryn Langridge

    Hi Pauline, if it’s a girl dragon then I think Dakota (means friend) and I like D’Artagnan for a boy dragon. Good luck, giving someone/something a special name isn’t easy!

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  71. Karin Juhl

    My suggest is “Dino”

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  72. Becky

    I think you should name him Duke! X

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  73. Caroline Sandford

    Dozer! Because I liked the ugly pink one with its tail over its nose, and everyone knows dragons spend a lot of time napping. Or Drowsy or Doozy. Maybe they could be twins. Arg, now I want to make a dwaggiefamily!

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  74. Katy

    I like the name Draco the Dragon :3

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  75. Shirley

    Daisy or daffney

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  76. Victoria Pickup

    I think the dragon should be called ‘Dolly the Dragon’

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  77. Helen

    I think Delia Dragon for a girl and Daniel Dragon for a boy (after my husband!)

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  78. Shirley

    Dreamy

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  79. Katharina

    Draco would be nice.

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  80. Carol

    Hi, I love dragons!
    I think Dargon, Dangor, Drogan, Drango, Dorang or Dorgan are great names for a dragon, girl or boy, because each one is an anagram of Dragon :0)

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  81. Tanya

    Dartainun noble, regent and fun.

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  82. Shirley

    Dusty

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  83. Haven

    Dart! If we weren’t limited to ‘D’ I’d go for Elliott.

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  84. Sofie

    I think a great name for the dragon would be Dazzle!

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  85. Michelle dickie

    I think Dante for a boy or Daisy for a girl, o really cant wait to see him/her ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  86. Helle Houlby

    i think Drake the Dragon would be a nice name.

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  87. Michelle dickie

    I think Dante for a boy or Daisy for a girl, o really can’t wait to see him/her ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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  88. Di-day

    The fisrt name that coming in my mind was Dylan!
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  89. Christine

    Hi Pauline, love your cute toy softies! I think a cute, coy, and sleepy dragon could be called “Docile Demetrius”. He would be an invaluable, loyal approachable friend!
    Kind regards, Christine.

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  90. Kierra

    How about Duke, Dewey, or Drat?
    And, though it doesn’t start with a D, my kids and I just finished reading the My Father’s Dragon trilogy, and the dragon in the story is named Boris, which I love and thought of as soon as I read the contest!

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  91. Karen Cooper

    I would like to suggest a very stately name for such an important Dragon.
    I would like to call him SIR DRAGONIOUS.

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  92. Haley CARROTT

    I love the name dusty or dinky so it can be for both a boy and a girl ๐Ÿ™‚ x x x

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  93. Anne Ratigan

    How about Digby Dragon sounds friendly but sophisticated like all good dragons;)

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  94. Minette

    Draco the dragon!

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  95. Jackie Say

    How about ‘Dougal’ (pronounced Dugal)

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  96. Carley

    Due to his green eye, I looked for shades of green beginning with d and found a rather posh Dartmouth, so maybe darty the dragon short for Dartmouth the dragon x

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  97. Abigail

    I like Drake for a boy and Drucilla for a girl x

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  98. Lessa

    I know exactly how hard it is to find the ‘right’ dragon. I took me months to find mine.
    I think yours should be Daphne.

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  99. Terri

    DRACO: Latin form of Greek Drakon, meaning “dragon.”

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  100. jeanne

    Hi, I love dragons! How about Douglas the Dragon? Or maybe Dante? Can’t wait to see your new pattern

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  101. Judy

    I think Digby would be a great name for a dragon.

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  102. Laura curran

    I think diamond would be perfect for a dragon x

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  103. Di Kuhl

    Hi
    I think Dex the Dragon would be a nice name for him. all your toys are so cute
    thanks di

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  104. Melissa

    How about Dazzle? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  105. Emma Cartwright

    Idris. It’s a very traditional welsh name and dragons are our national symbol. It’s also quite. Friendly name I think:)

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  106. Alison

    Damian, Donald, or maybe Dillon. Or if it’s a girl how about Delilah, Dinah or Drucilla!

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  107. Lilani

    Druff – after Puff the magic dragon from my childhood. I still remember the words of that song. Daffy for a girl?

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  108. Amy

    ‘DRAGO’ the dragon

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  109. Amy

    ‘DALINDA’, the dragon

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  110. Kerin

    Bummer just read it had to start with D so I am putting a variation on my spelling:
    Djwala
    Daku
    or Draki

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  111. Donna

    How about Davina which means Beloved or friend for a girl or Drystan which means an advisor to arthur.

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  112. Helen

    Draak the Dragon – it’s Africaans for Dragon.

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  113. Anne

    I love Dalbert and Daphne.Also Darrell and Douglas and the family is complete.

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  114. paula

    Mindy the dragon! Mindy is a pet form of melinda which means great dragon/serpent which it will be xxx

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  115. Robin (RsIslandCrafts)

    Darastix, Drake, Drago, Drama, Dorgan (rearrange dragon) Diego, Dagon, if it’s a girl it can simply be Dorothy or Dina. Drakon is the Greek name for dragon.

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  116. Tracy

    I think Dallan (it means unseeing) and we dont usually see Dragons ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your website, I only recently came across it, such wonderful, cute inspiration and easy to follow patterns. Thanks you.

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  117. Santie Meyer

    I think her name should be Damica – it is a French name meaning friendly. She seems to be a real charmer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  118. Midian

    Ding ling or donuts

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  119. Jasmine

    Ducky the Dragon

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  120. Marnie

    Dreamy Dragon Wouk be a great name for a sleeping, cuddly dragon!

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  121. Makenna

    I definitely like the name ‘Doodle’! It reminds me of that cute boy in ‘The Scarlet Ibis’!

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  122. Angela ray

    Dexter sounds good

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  123. Liz

    How about Dionisio, Darwin, Dilbey, Dreamon (= dream on!), or better, since the dragon is a Welsh symbol, some Welsh names such as: Dylan, Dilys, Dilwen, Dai or Dafydd (= David, patron saint).

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  124. Claudette

    How about Dixon..it means powerful ruler a good strong name for a dragon..

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  125. Amy

    Dalby or Dani

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  126. Lorraine

    Dusty the Dragon!

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  127. Carol Skinner

    I don’t know how many times we can vote but here are some other suggestions.

    Dave, delwyn, Dewey or Dewi, Dilys or Dylis (means genuine in Welsh) Drystan, and Daffydd.

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  128. Kelly B

    I say Demetrius or Demetri for short!

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  129. Harriett Tuttle

    I just love dragons. Names- Diggy. Dudley. Dilly. Dylan. Drake. I love the name Wilson or Henry but I know you want a name with a D. Looking forward to see what his name is.

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  130. Michele

    Dill

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  131. Judy

    Dreebles the Dragon….

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  132. Angela

    Well, I have to give it a go. ๐Ÿ™‚
    My suggestion is “Dimitri”

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  133. Robyn

    Hi Pauline!
    Dalbert, Dempsey, Dimple, Derward/Derwood, Digbee/Digby,or Dumont are all fine dragon names !

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  134. Brigitte L.

    Awesome. How about the name Damian:)

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  135. AJ Sharp

    I like the name Darma; I also like the green eyes!!!!

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  136. Greta Beach

    Dalinda
    Variant of English Delinda, meaning noble serpent

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  137. Kathryn

    Hello Pauline,
    How about ‘PYE’ for a name. Cheers Kathryn

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  138. Danielle

    How about Dani heehe. My son picks the name Delerious

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  139. Meena Chadha

    Here are my suggestions: Dorian; Dagon; Devon; Drake; Daythe; Deneth (Dennis)Darius; Dante; Deandre; Dao; Dai; Dalbert; Danior; Deacon; Declan; Dillion; Delwyn; Delvin; Dema (girl); Dewei (girl); Dewey (boy); Dino ,Dion (girl), Dixon,

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  140. Kathryn

    Hello Pauline’
    How about ‘Sassy the dragon’ Kathryn

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  141. Tiffany

    I like “Snap Dragon” – like the flower ๐Ÿ™‚

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  142. shanaz

    I think ‘Damian’ the dragon sounds great!

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  143. Kathryn

    Sorry Pauline just realised the name had to start with D how about dwayne the dragon.

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  144. Kathryn

    Hello Pauline how about Duppy the dragon. Cheers Kathryn

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  145. Jennifer G.

    hi! love that you have done a dragon. i think its name should be Draco or Daffodil.looking forward to the release. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  146. Elssy

    Dragon Lucho

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  147. Karen Fifelski

    Davis…Davis Dragon. :O)

    Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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  148. Elssy

    Dragon Dario

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  149. Kathryn

    Hi Pauline How about Druella the dragon

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  150. sandee

    Dinki i like that

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  151. Bettina Groh

    I’d name him Dominic after my dragon loving grandson!! Dom for short ( his nickname!)

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  152. Kathy Booth

    Darwin the Dragon. But I see a post for Dexter, and that’s really cute! How about Dempsey the Dragon? or Dilly Dragon? Without being able to see the whole toy, it’s hard to pick a name….but that’s the fun in this, right? Dottie the Dragon for a girl with polka dot fabric!!

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  153. Sally

    I love dragons, I think Draco would be a great name or a dragon!

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  154. Sally

    I’m so excited about this pattern, I love dragons! I think Draco would be a fitting name for a dragon!

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  155. Aryana

    Duffy, Diego, darling, Damian, domino, deedo, doedoe, (the dragon)

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  156. Alicia Phillips

    How about the name Moglie (long o). Can’t wait to see him!

    Alicia

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  157. Linda Peters

    Definitely ‘DIAMONDO’ an absolute diamond of a dragon! I am sure that when he is finished he will be a perfect gem!

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  158. Marcy Peterson

    Duncan!

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  159. Emma

    I think “Danger” would be a good name for him/her. It would be kind of ironic as I am sure your dragon will be too cute to look dangerous in any way! My son was so excited to hear you have a new dragon apttern – I guess I know what toy I will be making him next! Thanks for all your hard work. Emma

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  160. Nicky

    Dixon for a boy and Dixie for the girl

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  161. Donna Gregory

    Draco ( means dragon in Latin)

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  162. Zannie Poulsen

    Jacob. I know a Jacob who absolutely LOVES dragons. Would be cool to sew acob the sdragon as a welcome to the world and many sweet deams gift to the boy they are expecting this december.rti

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  163. Susan Hurlbutt

    I like Drew for a boy and Delilah for a girl, but good ole Danger will do.

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  164. Melinda

    I didn’t read through all the above comments (so many!), so I hope I haven’t repeated. How about “Dagon the Dragon” or “Dixie”. I’m kind of partial to “Delinda” also ๐Ÿ™‚

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  165. Beth Parker

    Duane for a guy and DeeDee for a girl. Thanks for showing us this design in progress. It’s fascinating to me how you can form these shapes in your wonderful brain. I LOVE seeing it!

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  166. Alison B

    I like Desmond Dragon! (Des to his friends of course!)

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  167. Janet Jones

    I think a great name for the dragon would be……

    DUDE.

    Thanks. Janet Jones.

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  168. Donna Taylor

    Well now, the dragon is obviously a boy and he will be sure to become a ‘beloved friend ‘to all, which is precicely what this name means…….
    DARWIN
    So that is my choice.
    I really would love to have the pattern to make for a spcial little 2 year old named Tom who loves animals. He has some Funky Friends already.
    Donna, in Canada

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  169. Karen Hetz

    Dreana the Dragon
    Drenda the Dragon

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  170. Deb Meese

    I choose Derek and this is why.
    Today 31st August is the 3rd anniversary of the day our son was taken from this earth, his name is Richard DEREK Meese and he loved dragons.
    Since it can’t be Rich the Dragon, to choose Derek the Dragon, would be a fitting tribute to my son’s memory.xx

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  171. Karen

    My son is right in to dragons, and has many books with various dragons and names. I thought of him immediately when I read you had created a dragon pattern.
    If I were to create this dragon for my son, his name would be DreamKeeper. Can’t wait to see the finished product! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  172. Bernice

    Dalinda , davin , or dreamdrops ๐Ÿ™‚

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  173. Jessica Mapes

    I think he should be a welsh dragon so Draig meaning dragon

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  174. Christine Hughes

    I like Blossom…..

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  175. Cheryl Diedrich

    Hi, I think Digby would be the best name for our cute dragon. Looking forward to seeing it.

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  176. Terje

    Draggy the Dragon!

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  177. lesley

    I think you should call him ‘Dillius’ the dragon.

    can’t wait to meet him! x

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  178. Foots Scott

    I wanted ‘Beth’ because my year-of-the-dragon girl (who’s about to turn 12 next month) is ‘Beth’ – but … since it has to start with a ‘D’ – my dad’s name is Donald, shortened to Dolan (D’oh!-lan) which is what my late mum called him as an affectionate nickname. Dolan Dragon. Sounds as lovely as my Dad – the best Dad ever – loving but mischievous, and with a fire in his belly to look after his loved ones at all costs! Perfect Dragon Traits!

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  179. Katie

    I think Dinkleberry the dragon goes quite well. Or Doug the dragon!

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  180. Sarah

    How about Doranth. Hints at the mythical but you can call her Dora for short.

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  181. Sandra Carpio Maravรญ

    What about Diggory, Duke, Dwayne or Dwight ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  182. Cathy von Ibsch

    I like Delbert the Dragon or Deli the Dragon, Deli could be for delicious or delirious.

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  183. Brooke

    Dragoria …

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  184. Tamera Templeton

    I think that Diego would be cute.

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  185. khara Gossage

    deco the dragon

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  186. Melissa Dusoe

    A pretty girl dragon should be named Dacia-pure white,glowing. Made out of beautiful white fabric and jewels.
    I strong boy dragon should be named Deuce-devilish
    I cannot wait.

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  187. S.

    What about Dargol?

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  188. Elizabeth Ferguson

    Darvon, delyla, delight, delightful, destiny, dreamer, daffodil, darshon, damsel, daisy, daeshon, dew drop, dawn, dearful, dusky, dainty, dabble, dandy, daphne, dark darling, day dream, dazzle, debacle, decendent, delicate, deliverance, demetria, demetris, demetrius, daunting, dartanyon, dibble, dingle, dinky, docile, drowsy, darcy, draggle, drizzle, droplet, drover, druid, dapper, dahlia, dapple, daring, dash, daunte, dimple, dollop, doodle, doozer, doozie, doodad, dulce/means candy, dusty, dilly dally, dudley, dearie, dorian, darby, delphine,

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  189. Stacy

    SPARKY! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  190. Arlene Acton

    Dreyfuss the Dragon for a boy. Delinda the Dragon for a girl.

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  191. Brandise

    Drexel the drowsy dragon!

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  192. Ellen Barber

    DENZIL!!!! or Doris ๐Ÿ™‚

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  193. Lisa Paterson

    It’s gotta be DENZIL…!

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  194. Carol Smith

    Draconius seems like a good name

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  195. Tara Virgo

    I think you should use the name Demetri Dragon (I think I spelled that right, lol)

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  196. Tessa

    Cecily the slumbering dragon or
    Sefira the sleeping dragon?
    I’m curious to see what it looks like!

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  197. Jeannie

    Destiny

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  198. Jeannie

    Drago meaning “precious”

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  199. Stephanie Hoffman

    Melody the dragon ๐Ÿ™‚

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  200. therise

    if it wasn’t for the rule, and you made your dragon nice bright colors
    I would call him ‘snapdragon’ after the flower. cant you find a way to
    bend the rules a bit?
    I’m curious to see what it looks like too, I like dragons.

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  201. Kathie Gentile

    Hi, I love D’artagnan as a name for a dragon. All for one & one for all…this would definitely be a dragon who would be there for you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  202. MrCrankyPants

    I like DARWIN because it means ‘dear friend’, although DEWI (means beloved) is also quite cute!

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  203. tiara

    Daylyn or Daelyn the Dragon!

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  204. Aine

    Dewi is the known name of the Welsh Dragon and was named so after St. David. The name Dewi is one of the Welsh forms of the name David. I think Dewi is a fine name for a dragon.

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  205. aandy

    I suggest the name DARCY
    darcy the dragon is from a song of the same name – poor darcy gets into trouble with his fire but all ends well and the prople love him – am sure we will love this dragon too

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  206. Patty Lupardus

    The dragon should be Dirk. This is my husband’s name–he’s more like a big teddy bear than a dragon, but it’s a good solid name.

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  207. Lisa

    My suggestion is Dakota. Its a Native American name which I think means Friend or Friendly !!

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  208. danika

    My choice is Demetri.

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  209. Emma

    Darwin the dragon, Drake the Dragon, Doris the Dragon, Darla the Dragon, Dooda the Dragon

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  210. Char Brown

    Dante Diablo Dragon! He has to have red in his fabric!

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  211. Pernille

    Hi
    I think you should name it: Albert the Dragon.
    It is a name everyone can say and remember. It even has a royal issue to it LOL.

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  212. Pernille

    Hi
    I was stupid. It has to be with D.
    so here is another idea:

    Devon
    Devious
    Devy
    Dary

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  213. Tessa

    How about Fiero?

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  214. Tessa

    Oh, you want a D.. Nice names are said already..
    If you haven’t found one already, some suggestions:
    Dradel
    Drasey
    Dirk
    Druse

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  215. Linda

    Mr. Dew Dumpling Dragon

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  216. Cynthia

    Damian seems like the perfect name for this little guy!

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  217. Mariana

    hI!

    wHAT ABOUT: David (my brother’s name) Drakus, or Damiano?

    Good luck!

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  218. Aryana

    Meadow, Diego, Donna, domino, diangelo, Damian, dominic, dee dee, dandilion. (the dragon)

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  219. alexandra

    it think it should be gumboots tahts what i named my dragon but if it has to start with d delta a boy one dewey
    i also have suggestons of ither animals that you might made use star signs for names to they work really well

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  220. Jilly

    My suggestion is Deianeira which is the wife of Hercules.
    It is a mythical name which would be a great name for yor dragon.

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  221. Kelsey

    I think either Ember or Blaze!

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  222. Shelby

    Well I like: Dina and Donna for girl names and for boys: domino or drake.
    I hope you like them too!
    Shelby

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  223. Sarah Oliver

    Dweamz the happy dreamer Dragon. xox

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  224. Michelle

    Ok, not sure after reading all the suggestions above if this is already chosen:
    Dax, daxon, doogle, Denzel, Dansel (non-gender specific )
    Dansen, Denzon
    Good luck choosing a name, there is so many to choose from!

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  225. Cleo

    Darcy for a boy or could be for a girl

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  226. Mary K. Holmes

    Darth or Darthmore

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  227. Juliet Carter

    I reckon ‘Delilah’ (as in from the famous song!) as Tom Jones is Welsh and dragons are there theme!

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  228. Janene

    I am thinking Dorcas would be a good name for the dragon

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  229. Rosanne

    Ooh, see dat big dreen eye mummy!! I like dis colour dreen. Drass is dreen; dragon is dreen!

    Yes indeed! DREEN the Dragon!

    (ps – now all the eyes need to be the colour dreen – but Dreen is best :))

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  230. Karen Neville

    My first thought was George until I read that it had to start with D. Then I thought Denzel, or Damson for a girl.

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  231. Theresa Noll

    I think his name sould be “Davey” which means dearly loved. thank you for letting me join in.

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  232. Viola Jaquez

    How about Dino the Dragon.

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  233. Lorraine Cairns

    I like the name DragonHeart

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  234. Paula Hoare

    Drakon – Greek for dragon. I adore dragons, I’m sure this one will b my fave pattern yet!

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  235. Fiona

    Dimbleby – not sure why, just came to mind and rolls off the tongue

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  236. Helen

    Trinity – from The Matrix

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  237. Deb Wratt

    Hi Pauline
    I think a version of the Greek word for dragon which is ‘Drako’ for a boy and a girl version with long eyelashes would be Drakena. I can already see a boy made with blues and greens and a girl in pinks and purples.

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  238. Jo

    Doogie the dragon

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  239. Pante a

    darcool dragon. for boy
    and
    Dillow dragon (because of her yellow eyes) for girl.
    :-*

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  240. Wari

    Daleen!
    Thought it makes a mysterious kind of feeling, perfect for a dragon which is originaly a lonesome creature…

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  241. Linda Healey

    Diggory Dragon!

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  242. Emma

    My name suggestion is Dallas the Dragon, I thought it was kinda cute for a dragon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  243. Sharon Davis

    I like Dunnegan the Dragon for a boy dragon; Daisy the Dragon for a girl dragon. I look forward to this new pattern!

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  244. Rene Bolton

    Snapp Dragon! Can’t wait to see the new pattern.

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  245. Elizabeth walton

    I have a few suggestions. My favourite is Dalby the Dragon but my son suggests Dean for a boy or Drusilla for a girl. Can’t wait to see what you choose x

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  246. marie mcknight

    How about Dignity Dragon xxx

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  247. Yvonne

    Druggen
    Drizzel

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  248. cecile

    Dewdrops

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  249. Paula Hoare

    What about Dungeon, like dungeons & dragons lol

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  250. Tami G.

    I think the BEST name for this cutie is Darby the Dragon. Could be either a male or female name, too, since I’ve known both a boy and a girl with this name.

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  251. Amy

    Derek. One of my twins is named Derek, he is sleepy and adorable just as you described your dragon.

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  252. Pamela

    deacon

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  253. Sophie

    If it is a girl it should be dawn witch means break of day or it could be Della witch is the noble and if it’s a boy it should be delano witch means of the night

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  254. Patricia Breddy

    Darcy could be for boy or girl, then when it grows up you can add Mr. or Miss to the name

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  255. Lisa B

    I like the names Derron, or Danton.
    The first meaning “Great” which all dragons are, from great friends, to great pains if they decide to steal your socks!
    The second meaning “Everlasting” much like the love, wonder, and whimsy of mythical creatures.

    I really can not wait to see the final product of your dragon design!
    The process has been a fun thing to follow ^_^

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  256. Deanna Currie

    How about Phang or Baby Phang, Jr.? I can see he hasn’t got his fire power yet.

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  257. chrissy warner

    Rufus x

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  258. Bev Moir

    I think he /she should be called. Puff the magic dragon
    Or magic , puff He’s / she’s gonna be lovely what her the name x

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  259. Bev Moir

    I just thought of another one
    Nessie , ness for loch ness x x

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  260. Bev Moir

    Oh I didn’t realise it had to start with a D
    Dilbey. Dinatello

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  261. Danielle

    Dartanian the Dragon has a good ring to it!!

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  262. Sue Gibson

    I think he should be named “Duzi”

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  263. Renaissance

    What about Doeschi? it means sweetheart on Curacao.
    Doeschi Dragon sounds cute

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  264. Gemma Payne

    Drusilla the Dragon and I’ll be making her when the pattern is for sale.

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  265. Linda

    What about Drogan the Dragon???? Or Drizzle/Druzilda/Doris!!

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  266. Karen

    Danny/Danni or Dimity.

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  267. Anna P

    Draik the Dragon

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  268. Tonya

    I like Delbert…so cute…and it means Day-Bright

    Ok…that is my two cents…

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  269. Jody sparey

    I like Dozzer because i think he’ll be a cute sleepy dragon.

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  270. Tonie

    Delilah. You knew that Welshman Tom Jones was crooning about a dragon in his 60s classic, didn’t you?

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  271. Michelle Brown

    Dalton the Dragon

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  272. Sarah

    Dimitri

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  273. Vรฉronique

    Dragonia (female) or Dragonio (male)

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  274. susan j

    Some ideas for a dragon name is Drago, Draco, Dusk, Dulcy.

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  275. rachelle ward

    I thought of “Dinky”
    Thanks for making such great patterns!

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  276. Alison Briggs

    I love Dimity for a girl – ‘Greek: from the cotton material’

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  277. Melissa

    Agondray the Dragon – Dragon in Pig Latin

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  278. Rachael C

    Digby Dragon

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  279. Kathleen Searle

    Wow! So many names – how about Deano?

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  280. Kimberly Quates

    Dante…as in Inferno ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  281. Sachi

    My suggestion is “Daniel Dragon” after I child I know who LOVES soft toys. He gets a new funky friend for every birthday and Christmas.

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  282. Lea Ann Reynolds

    Demitri would be a wonderful name for such a sweet dragon!!

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  283. Zandalee Kunde

    the name that i think would really suit this little fella is Dimitri the Dragon or Dimka the Dragon for short. the meaning of Dimitri is “loves the earth or Earth Mother” in Russian. i think this name would be perfect form him.

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  284. Danielle Edmunds

    Hi there, so many great names posted. Here are my suggestions:
    Dash/a , Dejon, Doug, Dabi or Darwin!
    Good luck.

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  285. Julia unwin

    Dragoslav the dragon, it is Slavic for dear glory and sounds brave!

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  286. meryyouma

    what else but “Draco”? super cute for a dragon, and thnks for all your cute little funky friends, love them

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  287. Nadija

    I think Demerera for agirl dragon sweet like the sugar or Dixon for the boy very handsome and strong.

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  288. Ruchini

    I like your Dragon to have the name “Dreco”

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  289. danuta morris

    i would like the dragon to be called dosser

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  290. Marissa

    Dante: means “lasting” in Italian. I can’t wait to see the finished plush. ๐Ÿ™‚

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