SAN DIEGO – San Diego Zoo announced the giant panda cub’s name will be revealed at a ceremony next week.
By Chinese tradition, giant pandas are not named until they have been alive for 100 days. The San Diego Zoo will publicly announce the name on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.
The finalists, culled from more than 7,000 name suggestions received in September, are:
— Qi Ji, which means Miracle;
— Yu Di, which means Raindrop;
— Da Hai, which means Big Ocean or Big Sea;
— Xiao Liwu, which means Little Gift;
— Yong Er, which means Brave Son; and
— Shui Long, which means Water Dragon.
Visitors to the zoo’s website late last month voted to choose a name, and the one with the most votes wins.