So from the time the Ducklings first began making their appearances, we have operated on a simple numbering system: D1, D2, D3, D4. (This confuses people sometimes--no, no of their real life names start with D.)
This worked for a collection of very small people with as-yet unexpressed personalities, saying assorted random cute things. However, those days are fading, personalities are very much expressed, and it seems like it's time to have real Names. Besides, sooner or later they'll be beyond being called "Ducklings."
But to make it simpler, we'll stick with the letter D. So, presenting the Ducklings:
D1 will now be known as the Duchess, for her commanding presence and royal bearing. And because "Princess" doesn't start with a D.
D2 will be known as Deux, because he is the second born and DOB Jr. (in name and personality)
D3 will be known as Dot, for her reflective and observational qualities.
D4 will be known as Dash, for his speed and energy.
I am, as always the Queen of Carrots, and DOB remains the Duke of Burgundy.
Left to right: Dash, Deux, Dot, Duchess.