‘Name the Nestlings’: D.C.’s two new eaglets need names

WASHINGTON — The American Eagle Foundation needs your help naming two new eaglets that recently hatched inside a nest at the U.S. National Arboretum.

The “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign allows nest cam fans from to suggest names for these two eaglets via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtags #dceaglecam and #namethenestlings.

The foundation says the eaglets, currently named “DC2” and “DC3,” are in need of “creative and symbolic names that live up to the names of their parents”— Mr. President and The First Lady.

Viewers are encouraged to suggest names that are gender-neutral or names that can be cleverly altered to fit either a male or a female. The genders of the two eaglets have yet to be determined.

The two final names will be announced at a public event at the U.S. National Arboretum on April 26.

The hatching process began for the first eaglet on March 16, with the second eaglet hatching on March 20.

American Eagle Foundation spokeswoman Julia Cecere says millions of people were watching the live D.C. Bald Eagle Nest Cam during the hatching process.

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