The 15 new penguins at the Tennessee Aquarium finally got their names since coming to the aquarium thanks to a contest that received more than 8,200 entries. The judges didn’t just pick the names at random. The names had to fit each penguin’s different personalities. I got to wonder what these penguins are like based on the winning entries below.
- Iggie – Caitlin Crowley, Decatur, Ala.
- Merlin – Brittany Murray, Dalton
- Paulie – Stan Myatt, Murfreesboro
- Chaos – Stephen Culp, Chattanooga
- Noodle – Niccole Jones, Paducah, Ky.
- Big T – Allyson Ross, Soddy Daisy
- Blue – Kim Hooper, Chattanooga
- Nippy – Tim Richardson, Chattanooga
- Poncho – Ann Walton, Chattanooga
- Zeus – Niccole Click, Cowan, Tn.
- Biscuit – Dawn Paschal, Five Points, Ala.
- Bug – Kendra Thrash, Chattanooga
- Flower – Chrissy L. Beaty, Cleveland, Tn.
- Pebbles – Arianna Martin, Buford, Ga.
- Peeps – BJ Davis, Chattanooga
The winners received free passes to the Tennessee Aquarium to see their penguin in action.