Help Name This Octopus

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This lovely Giant Pacific Octopus was just brought to the Smithsonian National Zoo after the previous octopus resident, Octavius, passed away. The Zoo's newest cephalopod needs a name, so they're asking kids 5-15 to help name the octopus.

If you know any youngsters who'd like to submit a name, ask them to email their suggestion, along with an explanation for their choice, to kidspost@washpost.com with the word "octopus" in the subject line before December 12. Once the entries are in, the animal's keepers will select four finalists, which will then be placed on a colorful puzzle object. The octopus will be left to choose its own name on December 17.

Might we suggest Mister Splashy Pants?

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