Help name Zoo Atlanta’s newest twins

These female giant panda twins were born in September.
These female giant panda twins were born in September.

Savannah, GA (WSAV)- You can help name Zoo Atlanta’s latest additions.

These 11-week old giant pandas were born in September.  Since then they’ve been called “Cub A” and “Cub B”.

They’ll officially be named on their 100-th day of life, which is December 12th.

The pandas are both female.  Zoo Atlanta has seven sets of names from which you can choose:

The names in the running and their meanings are as follows, in alphabetical order:

1. Ba Lun and Shu Lun: Ba Shu are ancient names of the Sichuan area and are still widely used in China, including Sichuan Province and Chongqing. Ba Shu also means “land of abundance.

2. Jiu Jiu and Yuan Yuan: Jiu means “longevity” or “long time.” Yuan means “far distance” or “far away.” Together, they mean “longevity and permanence.”

3. Lun Jia and Jia Lun: The first Jia means “addition.” The second Jia means “good,” “fine” or “praise.” Lun references daughters of Lun Lun.

4. Lun Li and Lun Yu: Lun Li means “ethic” or “ethics.” Lun Yu is Confucian Analects, a collection of sayings of Confucius and one of the pillars of Chinese culture, widely read across centuries.

5. Ya Lun and Xi Lun: Ya means “elegant;” Xi means “happy;” “Lun” references daughters of Lun Lun – “Lun Lun’s elegant and happy daughters.”

6. Ya Lun and Xin Lun: Similar in origin to Ya Lun and Xi Lun, with Xin meaning “fragrant.”

7. Yang Hai and Yang Gui: Yang is a reference to the twins’ father, Yang Yang, and means “ocean.” Hai means “sea.” Gui has many meanings, including “laurel.”

To vote for your favorites, click HERE.

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