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Choose a Winner for the Polar Bear Naming Contest

We asked you to Name the Polar Bear and with all the great entries, we have five awesome finalists and are asking you to choose the winner!

Explore.org teamed up with Polar Bears International to track a mother polar bear currently named X35591. We asked you the viewers to make a catchier, more memorable name for her and we have some fantastic options to choose from. Now it’s up to you again, to choose the name you like best and finally, Name that Polar Bear!

Enter you favorite from the options here in the comments below and we’ll announce the winner next week! 

  1. Van Hayes Belle (as in Beauty)
  2. Betty: marshmallow
  3. Room 19: We are a class of Grade 4 and 5 students from Winnipeg. We took a class vote and decided on Frozie or Snova.
  4. Multiple Submissions: Aurora
  5. Ang In CTSnoella .. combination of Snow and Noella ..
  6. Marina: Luna

While the Polar Bears are off hunting seals for the winter, please enjoy these highlights from Polar Bear Season

  • auroraborealis

    Aurora or Luna

  • Elena

    Belle :)

  • Melissa Nixon

    Aurora or Luna

  • Gillian

    All nice names everyone but my vote goes to Aurora.

  • Deborah

    Aurora

  • Juergen

    Aurora

  • Tipper-WA

    Aurora

  • Naomi Boak

    Marshmallow

  • Larinor

    Aurora. They are all really good names and it was hard to choose.

  • JbgTX

    Like them all! Her beautiful exotic eyes makes me lean toward Luna.

  • Sue

    All nice, I like Aurora best.

  • peaceweaver

    Aurora is perfect

  • Bo

    Aurora

  • V Johnson

    Aurora

  • mm616

    Marshmallow!

  • cam_op_pandafriend

    Snoella

  • Karen Joyce

    Snova

  • http://digiliodesigns.blogspot.com Sue DiGilio

    Aurora!

  • Mel

    Luna

  • Sandy S. MO

    Aurora

  • BeckyT-GA

    I love Snova from Room 19 students. Would love to see their submission be chosen. Great way to educate and involve children.

    • heidibelle

      Agree

  • Anna-Marie_AZ

    I love Luna. That’s my cat’s name.

  • Amara

    Luna

  • JoeBear

    Aurora

  • Jane

    Aurora

  • Sandy

    Kona (means white as snow in Cree)

  • Helen_Mich

    marshmallow

  • VictorianLadyPA

    Luna

  • pattymoo

    AURORA