We have received a whopping 424 suggested names for our peregrine chick – and are pleased to announce that we have now whittled them down to a shortlist of our favourite six. The names in the running are Darwin, Ernest, Storm, Noah, Unity and Chick.I.Am. An online poll is now live on the website so please do vote for your favourite before the deadline of Wednesday, May 30 at 5pm. We plan to announce the chosen name the following day.
The names put forward each have their own significance. Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’; the biblical story of Noah and the slightly more obvious – but extremely popular – Storm. Unity was a name previously adopted by many who were commenting on this blog while Ernest was put forward by a follower whose grandfather of that name was an avid viewer of our falcon family and sadly recently passed away. As for Chick.I.Am, well it just made us chuckle – perhaps someone is confusing their raptors with their rappers.
As stated previously, we are also planning to give away a peregrine falcon toy to one person who initially suggested the name finally chosen for the chick via the online poll.
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