aaand here are the parents. On the left is Drake's family, who we've already met. Birkita's is on the right. Mother is pale yellow, and her Drake is the pale yellow one in the back with light orange markings. The father is the red one with brown and orange markings.
The older dragons tend to have celtic names since Roman culture is a relatively new influence, at least by their time scale.
The head butting is like a handshake/hug.
Little Parvus is making a bid for freedom from mummy's back during introductions.
re LuluMoon: I'm a big history person, so it's more like I run into useful things in my studies and remember them. In this case there's a lot of influence from the Spartans and the Ottoman Janisary corps in additions to old systems of inheritance.
re SoulReason: thanks, it's a longer flashback than it needs to be, but I really wanted to spend some time with the dragons.
re Zheyna: yup, the two parents for the Durham family are more distinct in appearance, giving the kiddies more variety.
re Tenshi Yami no Neko: yup, that's actualy how last names started up among the nobility in humans too (Like Kent), while commoners later started taking things like job occupations, (such as Smith and Fletcher)
re BlAiZeD: thanks ^_^
re Sharky001: I'll point out the Yorkies in the meeting for you ^_^
re Imola: Thanks ^_^. Just because Birkita and Lucien have bodyguards doesn't mean that they aren't capable of fighting, and in this sort of situation, where there isn't any real danger, are quite able to go it alone. Durham-Drake's still young as well. he's not quite up to his adult size and is still in training. He probably won't take up full duties for another decade or so.
re Onasaki: Dragons tend to be fairly brightly colored. It's not like camouflage is practical when they're so big, so they tend towards more decorative coloring.