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6th February 2016, 09:08 AM
Looking for names for your dragon? Here's a few historical ideas for REAL Dragon names. :)

Abraxas, or Anbraxas, a famous dragon from Persian mythology, symbolic of Gnosticism.
Aido-Hwedo the Rainbow Serpent of Dahoney mythology
Akhekhu, from Egyptian mythology; a desert serpent
Amphiptere, a famous dragon from North African mythology; winged serpent
Ananta Boga, from Javanese mythology; ruler of the dead and king of dragons
Ancalagon the Black in The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
Apalala, a water dragon converted to Buddist doctrine
Apophis, or Apep, a famous dragon from Egyptian mythology; serpent that chases Ra
Apsu from Babylonian mythology
Azhi Dahaki from Persian mythology; three-headed
Brinsop, a famous dragon from European legend; presumed to be the dragon Saint George killed
Chrysophylax, in Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien
Drachenstein, from Norse mythology; killed by Hurnen Siftrit
Eingana, from Australian mythology; goddess of creation and death
Fafnir, a famous dragon from Norse mythology and in Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen Part 1: Siegfried
Falkor, the luck dragon, in The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Galeru, from Australian mythology; rainbow serpent
Glaurung, the first of the dragons in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth
Gleep in the Myth series by Robert Asprin
Griaule, a gigantic dragon, paralyzed and moribund yet still capable of casting a baleful influence, in stories by Lucius Shepard
Haku in Miyazaki Hayao's Spirited Away
Hatuibwari, a famous dragon from Malay mythology; winged serpent considered a human ancestor.
Illuyankas from Turkish mythology
Jabberwock, likely a dragon, in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass
Jormungandr, from Norse mythology; symbol of infinity and enemy of Thor
Kalseru, or Julunggul, from Australian mythology; symbol of rain and fertility
Knucker, a famous dragon from British legend; water drake from Sussex
Ladon, from Greek mythology; guarded Hera's golden apples
Manasa, from Hindu mythology; symbol of fertility
Mayland Long from Chinese mythology
Nidhogg (also Nidhoggr) (the 'Dread Biter')
Nithhogr, from Norse mythology; eats the dead
Norbert, Hagrid's baby dragon, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Quetzalcoatl from Aztec mythology has a dragon-like aspect
Scatha, from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth
Scylla, a famous dragon from Greek mythology; once a nymph, Circe transformed her into a beast
Shen Lung, from Chinese mythology; symbol of good luck
Sirrush, from Babylonian mythology; symbol of chaos
Smaug, in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Smerg, an evil dragon, in The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Smok Wawelski (the Wawel Dragon) from Polish mythology, was killed by a clever shoemaker's apprentice.
Stoorworm, a famous dragon from Celtic mythology; death aspect and the creator of the Orkney Islands
Tarasque, French dragon claimed to have been tamed by Saint Martha
Tiamat, from Babylonian mythology
Typhon, from Greek mythology; son of Tartarus and Gaia
Uwibami, from Japanese mythology
Vasuki, a famous dragon from Hindu mythology; symbolic of the sea and oceans
Vermithrax Pejorative in Touchstone Pictures' movie, Dragonslayer
Whiro, from Polynesian mythology; symbol of death and evil
Xiuhcoatl is a serpent from Aztec mythology
Y Ddraig Goch, a famous dragon of British legend; symbol of Wales
Yam-nahar from Canaanite mythology
Yofune-Nushi, from Japanese mythology; symbol of female sacrifice
Zu, a famous dragon from Sumerian mythology; symbol of chaos

Got any more? Feel free to add them :)

Serpent Goddess
6th February 2016, 09:11 PM
Wow Chu, Impressive list :)
Dragons and Serpents get blended often times. Tiamat is a Serpent, So is Quetzacoatl, Abraxas, Apep, and so on.
You forgot Wadjet (Uadjet), my Dragons name and is the great Serpent Uraeus from Egypt.