You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '-db'

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I'm trying to delete a database inside an RDS MySQL instance and I get the following error . Can someone kindly help me resolve this issue

Code:
  [[email protected] ~]$ mysql -h wda2d.cmkridjjwpjp.ap-southeast-2.rds.amazonaws.com -u happy-p
  Enter password:
  Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
  Your MySQL connection id is 6241
  Server version: 5.6.19-log MySQL Community Server (GPL)

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  mysql> show databases;
  +-----------------------+
  | Database              |
  +-----------------------+
  | information_schema    |
  | database              |
  | innodb                |
  | mysql                 |
  | performance_schema    |
  | richard-db            |
  | word-db               |
  | wordpress-db          |
  +-----------------------+
  10 rows in set (0.00 sec)

  mysql> DROP DATABASE wordpress-db;
  ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the   manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to       use near '-db' at line 1
  mysql> Ctrl-C -- exit!
  Aborted