The term ‘wolfling’ is not the correct name for this particular race, though it is appropriate. Since they don’t like to discuss what they call themselves with outsiders, the term has stuck and most people aren’t even aware that they have another name for themselves. Those outside of their race that have knowledge of this true name have been sworn to secrecy.
Wolfling is a word that is descriptive of their origins. Early in their existence, all members of the race could take the shape of a wolf. Over time, other shapes began to appear until there were individuals who could assume the shape of birds, deer, wyndchilds and even rabbits. The wolf shape has become quite rare and those who can take this shape are considered special.