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Online Voting Opens: Name the Baby Eagles!


Screen grab of baby eagles from D.C. Eagle Cam project livestream, April 20, 2016.

Screen grab of baby eagles from D.C. Eagle Cam project livestream, April 20, 2016.

Voting opened Tuesday for fans around the world to choose names for two baby eagles whose parents have nested in a tulip poplar tree at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington.

"Mr. President" and "The First Lady," as they've been dubbed, are the first bald eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947. In February, The First Lady laid two eggs that hatched last month, but until now have only been called DC2 and DC3.

After a social media campaign asked for pairs of names submissions, the DC Eagle Cam Project opened voting to the public on its website. The choices are: Stars and Stripes; Freedom and Liberty; Anacostia and Potomac; Honor and Glory; Cherry and Blossom.

Voting closes April 24 and the results will be announced two days later. Some tweeters unhappy with the choices continue to protest that their votes lie with names from "Sasha and Malia" to "Donald and Hillary" to "Larry and Birdy McBirdface."

The DC Eagle Cam Project is a collaboration between the National Arboretum and the American Eagle Foundation that set up two web cams to livestream the eagles' nest for anyone to keep up with the second First Family.

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