Your Vote Needed in Naming the Wolf Pups

By KBJR News 1

Credit: International Wolf Center

Your Vote Needed in Naming the Wolf Pups

May 18, 2012 Updated May 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM CDT

Ely, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- 1,500 names were sent in to name the newest additions to the International Wolf Center and now the wolf pups need your help in selecting their new names.

The male and female pups, for now nicknamed Bolts and Peanut, need you to vote for which name would best suit them.

Bolts and Peanut recently came to the Wolf Center from a USDA licensed facility.

Members looked through all 1,500 name entries and were able to pick out four names for each pup that the public can now vote on.

The names for Peanut include:

1. Luna
Latin: "Moon"
Pronounced Loo-Nah

2. Kanene
African: "A little thing in the eye is big"
African: "Little things that are important"
Pronounced Kah-NAY-Nay or Kah-Neen

3. Aysha
English girl name. The meaning of the name is "Lively".
Ayesha, Aysha

4. Spirit
The attitude and tenacity she has shown despite her medical issues

Names for Bolts include:

1. Boden
Scandinavian/Old French: "Shelter/Herald; one who brings news"
Pronounced: Boh-Den

2. Boltz
A nickname for a pup that has a quick step around the enclosure, he does recognize this name when used by staff

3. Nodin
Native American: "Wind"
Pronounced Noh-Din

4. Orion
\o-rion\ as a boy's name is pronounced oh-RYE-on. It is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: Orion was a mighty hunter.

Voting ends on May 31st and the winning names will be announced on June 4th.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns