- "Chiss names are difficult for many species to properly pronounce. I suggest you address me by my core name: Thrawn."
- ―Mitth'raw'nuruodo, to Anakin Skywalker
A core name was a shortened name used by Chiss when speaking to individuals of other species, who were often unable to pronounce the full Chiss name. When meeting Jedi General Anakin Skywalker on Batuu, Mitth'raw'nuruodo of the Chiss Defense Fleet suggested using his core name.