Bebeh ‘tang Needs a Name!

It’s a girl! We know you peeps are so good at this, otherwise we wouldn’t ask!

Chongqing Zoo, southwest China, has launched a competition to find a name for a newborn baby orangutan born to parents Bo Yi and Kou Lai La.” according to The Telegraph.



  1. I’ve always thought an orangutan should be named Orange Tang, after the space food breakfast drink. I used to confuse the two when I was very small.


  3. 260Oakley says:

    She shall be called Elizabeth, after Good Queen Bess. Note the similarities in hair color and hairline.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    Rule Orangutania!

  5. Look at the strange little endangered creature! Second Elizabeth!

  6. Ooma — No reason

  7. Panda Bear says:

    The baby should be named Columbia

  8. Yes, indeed!!

  9. No, no, not the second, Elizabeth the third! :mrgreen:

  10. And how hard was it to dissolve the orangutan in water?

  11. Jenny Islander says:

    Ponyo, like the super-powered little red-headed kid in the Studio Ghibli film. Bonus: It translates roughly as “Pudge.”

  12. Orangyouglad you’re cute? We are!

  13. Staying with the royal theme, I vote for naming her Princess Merida after the red-haired protagonist in “Brave”.

  14. emmberrann says:

    She should be named something perfectly suited to her, like Pearl, or Janet, or Melissa.

  15. I looked at her and the first name that popped into my head was ‘Imelda’. I think it fits!

  16. Yes!

  17. Petunia

  18. Malaya is a spanish name that means “Free”, and Darby is an Irish name that means the same. both are for girls – and both are for the hope that her kind will someday be free of the problems humans bring them.
    Cara and Vida both mean “dearly loved” while Beatrix means “she who brings happiness.

    good luck!

  19. BoBo just popped into my head for some reason 🙂

  20. Marcia. I don’t know why, but that was the first thing that popped into my head. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.

  21. Rubber Bound Princess says:

    I thought Lulu when I first saw her, then Jazz came to mind xx

  22. Phaidra says:

    How bout “La-La”?

  23. wannadance says:

    Bola jumped into haid. it hurt some ,was worth it…

  24. wannadance says:

    Aggravata, for her body language…

  25. I think she’s a Fergie.

  26. dubyah1 says:

    In honour of the 1950’s comedian and the orang’s parents, I propose:
    Lucille Bo-la

  27. Kmelini says:

    Ethel, ester, astrid or olive oil

  28. Rachael says:

    Lucy for short. Works for me. She totally looks like a Lucy. 🙂

  29. januaryfarmer says:

    I’m loving Lucy!

  30. dubyah1 says:

    Lol, but can’t call her Luc-EBoLa! 😦

  31. jan wolfe says:

    how about naming her “Tang”…. she is kinda orange…

  32. Pooky! No reason at all. She just looks like Pooky to me. 🙂

  33. The title of the photo implicates that the ape is an orangutanG, which is stupid, because the proper term is ORANGUTAN, NO G on the end, EVER!!!

  34. mplsdeb says:

    Well, how about a combo of dad/mom — BoKou.

  35. Ping Ko

  36. Yi Lai 🙂

  37. dubyah1 says:

    Pratchette, anyone?

  38. victoreia says:

    Um, gang? NOBODY knows the Librarian’s name! And (s)he ain’t tellin’!)

  39. NormallyLurksOnly says:


  40. Nora Mills says:

    Someone must have already suggested the obvious–Scarlett O’Hairy!