Name our puffin chick!

At just 2 months old, our male puffin chick is looking more and more like the adult puffins each day! It is now time to give him a proper name. With the help of Aquarium staff and the public, we have narrowed down the suggestions to five solid puffin names. It is now up to our friends and followers to NAME THAT PUFFIN!

Cast your vote today! Voting will close on Tuesday, September 7, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The puffin’s new name will be revealed live on WMAR Ch. 2 News on September 9.

TEXT your favorite name choice to 30644 (msg and data rates may apply), or vote online below:

Want to learn more about puffins? Join us for Morning With the Puffins: Curator Talk on September 25 from 7:45-9 a.m.

Explore our newly renovated puffin exhibit and learn more about its feathered occupants during a morning talk with one of our respected curators. Light breakfast fare will be provided and is included in the price. Reservations are required. Please call 410-727-3474 to make reservations. The cost is $8 for members and $30 for non-members (includes admission). Children under 3 are free.

Check out a video of the chick when he was just a tiny hatchling:

17 Responses to “Name our puffin chick!”


  1. 1 Vicki Taylor August 26, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Vinny!!!

  2. 2 Georgia September 1, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I chose Phil because it’s Greek meaning “loving”
    He is a beautiful animal and deserves an appropriate name with true meaning. Besides only humans name their offspring to honor themselves when we all know we are all Gods children. He is an absolutely beautiful puffin!

  3. 3 Fran Minges September 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    ROMAN! For the 19 years Puffin Keeper at the Aquarium!!

  4. 4 Mr. Collins September 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Phil is clearly the best name.

  5. 5 Mike Sorrelle September 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Yes, of course Vinny! Either that, or “Puff Daddy” :-)

  6. 7 Liz September 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Phil…because the world needs more love.

  7. 8 Anne Saturday September 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    nope…..how about “Lundey”…..after the island near Reykjavik which is home to a large colony of puffins.

  8. 9 Cat Birzer September 2, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Bo-ring. How about Drag, the Magic Puffin?

  9. 10 Sandee September 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Vinny! Perfect name

  10. 11 Paula Hall September 2, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I want to name him Paula the Puffin after me but that is not one of the choices.

  11. 12 karen September 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I agree – VINNY

  12. 13 Tamika Archer September 3, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I like Puff Daddy

  13. 14 JANET LAKE RUSH September 3, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I second that – Vinny for me too!

  14. 16 Jess September 7, 2010 at 10:23 am

    phil is cute but vinny is cuter!!

  15. 17 Martina March 3, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Puff Daddy is the best name here ;)
    I would name him after my recently deceased brother Yiri or Yirka or George, but that wouldn’t go down well I think.


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