Up next: Name that panda

August 23, 2013

Let the rest of the world obsess over the royal baby. In Washington, we have a baby panda infatuation.

The National Zoo’s female Giant Panda gave birth to a cub on Friday afternoon, the zoo announced. (The zoo had gone into round-the-clock panda pregnancy watch on Aug. 7.)

Now the big question becomes: What are they doing to name the  cub?

A few people on Twitter were quick to offer suggestions:

Sarah Emerson, who used to work at the National Zoo as Web editor, was quick to point out that the cub won’t be named for 100 days:

So what do you think the panda should be named? Offer your best suggestions in the comments below.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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