What Should We Name Our Baby Panda?

Zoo taking votes for the name of Bai Yun’s panda cub

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012  |  Updated 10:25 AM PDT
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Baby Panda Makes Zoo Debut

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This photo provided by the San Diego Zoo shows a 5-week-old giant panda at the Zoo. San Diego Zoo veterinarians announced Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, the 3.2-pound cub is a boy. Veterinarian Meg Sutherland Smith, DVM, said despite being a bit lighter in weight than Bai Yunís previous five cubs, this baby panda looks healthy with a belly girth of 12 inches, indicating he is eating well. (AP Photo/San Diego Zoo, Maria Bernal-Silva)

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The San Diego Zoo is looking for your help to name its panda cub.

The little guy has grown to nearly 8 pounds and is quickly approaching his next major milestone: getting a name. The zoo is taking votes for the name, based off a selection of six names submitted by the cub’s admirers.

The names and their translations include:
Qi Ji (Miracle)
Yu Di (Raindrop)
Da Hai (Big Ocean/Big Sea)
Xiao Liwu (Little Gift)
Yong Er (Brave Son)
Shui Long (Water Dragon)

The Zoo’s Bai Yun (translation: White Cloud) gave birth to the cub on July 29. The father's name is Gao Gao (Big Big).

Polls opened on Tuesday and will close on Tuesday evening. The results will be revealed on Tuesday Nov. 13 during a public naming ceremony at the Zoo.

You can cast your vote here.

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