Greenpeace: Name a whale competition

I received a WHALE MAIL from Greenpeace the other day. It was about Name a whale contest. Personally, I believe that coming up with a great whale name is worth your time, effort and creativity.

My entry for this contest is The Green Earth Whale. A fellow Filipino – Rain Cafirma from Ilocos suggested “Nam-nama” which according to her means “hope” in her native dialect.

If you are interested, please check the whale profiles here . To give you an idea of what others have suggested as the name of the whales should be, please click here.

Here is the full text of the Whale Mail:


Do you have a great name for a great whale?

We just launched the ‘name-a-whale’ competition and before we could email you about it, over 100 people have already visited the website and suggested possible whale names.

Pamela from Ireland thinks the name Saoirse (soar-sha) would be a great name for a whale because it means ‘freedom’ in Gaelic. Lindsay from the US wants to name a whale Ali’ikai as it is Hawaiian for ‘Queen of the Sea’. Allison from Brazil would like a whale to be called Rafaela which is her daughter’s name and Gustav from Denmark chose the name Asger after his best friend. Whilst Andi from Indonesia feels that Khanti is a great whale name as it means ‘patience’ in Indonesian.

Other names suggested are Riya, Picasso, Fred, Lola, Melville, Felipe or Lucky.

Do you have a great whale name? Click here to enter your whale name in the competition.

Whale location update:

One of the whales from the Cook Islands has traveled 1,500 km (about 930 miles) to American Samoa. Will the whale begin to head south now or travel onto Fiji, another 1,000 km (620 miles) to the west? Check out the map to keep up to date with all the latest whale travels.

The Whale ‘Tag Team’

Good Luck and Happy Weekend to everyone. Maraming salamat po!

4 Responses to “Greenpeace: Name a whale competition”

  1. 1 Jayred October 27, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    How about “Balyena”?

  2. 2 annamanila November 2, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Then it should be a whale of a name. Pwede ba Moby Dick? What about Whalehelmina if its a she or Whaledan if a he.

    Will try to think of some more. If I hit on something that sounds like jackpot, I will join. Thanks.

    I remember we had a carabao naming contest during the centennial year. I called her Clara Bow.

  3. 3 Frank Koniecki February 13, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    J am a wood carver . I am looking for two pictures of a sperm whale . One from the side and one from the top .Can someone help me . Thank You

    Myepinoy:thank you for your visit.

    I guess you need to direct your request to

  4. 4 Jazmin April 23, 2010 at 2:18 am

    I think if it’s a girl , Mabel or if it’s a boy, Johny

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