This breed of dragon results from eggs or hatchlings that have been neglected. They are usually rebellious, not obeying their masters, sometimes even attacking them. However, their neglect as a hatchling leaves them crippled, and they are weak compared to other breeds, causing them to stay with their masters for protection.
George, while still very young - too young - had been passed on through various careless hands and claws. When the little one finally arrived in its current place, it bore many trader labels, most of which had become unreadable during all these travels; the only part recognizable might mean "great" in a language from distant lands. A psychic was asked to try and recover the other bits of information about the little dragon, so a certificate was filled out with weight, date, name and gender.
But as the little one grew older, fate ensured that no psychic ever would be absolutely right: George never developed any gender. Either way, ze - refusing to be called "it" any longer - decided to keep the old label meaning "great" as well as the name predicted by the psychic, just so that others can say "I will hug hir and squeeze hir and call hir George."
It should be noted that George wouldn't let just anyone hug hir. But how ze chooses friends and their hugs remains hir secret.