Let the rest of the world obsess over the royal baby. In Washington, we have a baby panda infatuation.
Now the big question becomes: What are they doing to name the cub?
A few people on Twitter were quick to offer suggestions:
I'm hoping that they name the National Zoo's new baby panda North West. Because it was actually born there.
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) August 23, 2013
Apanda Bynes RT @Adam_Jacobi: Why didn't National Zoo name the new panda "P&A"? Missed opportunity for hip, relevant 21st century branding
— Denny (@dennymayo) August 23, 2013
More panda progeny in DC. I recommend the name be- Xià Yu (summer rain)
— B—Compl€+€ (@WhollyYou) August 23, 2013
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:
Should this panda cub make it, it won’t receive a (China-sanctioned) name for another 100 days.
— Sarah N. Emerson (@SarahNEmerson) August 23, 2013
So what do you think the panda should be named? Offer your best suggestions in the comments below.