Name game: Whooo’s that owl?

A barn owl couple. Courtesy Port of Stockton

The Port of Stockton’s owl cams are a social media smash.

Hundreds of people have commented on and “liked” the owls on Facebook. Most recently, at the suggestion of the port, fans have been suggesting names for their ghostly looking friends.

Some of the most clever suggestions:

–WhoWon and WhoToo (Denny Ah-Tye)

–Delta and Dawn (Rondog Hill)

–Val and Quinn — as in, the Valley San JoaQUIN (John Dumanon)

–Hoot and Holler (Nicole Beadles)

–Weber and Magnolia (Katie Ding)

–Sol and Luna (Lulu Diaz)

–Hootie and Screech (Sarah VinWinkle)

–Captain and Matey (Antoinette McLaughlin)

–The Google Twins (Lance Coleman)

–Owl Sharpton (Debbie Calli)

–Knight and Shadow (Luis Cuiriz)

–Night and Gale — as in the Nightingale School Owls (Ale Hernadez)

–Port and City (Sam Kharufeh)

–Delta King and Delta Queen (Kevin Shawver)

–Google Gaggle, Google Giggle, and Yahoo for the ┬ábaby (Jonnee Bardo)

–Archimedes and Athena (Isabel Soto)

–Port and Starboard (Ronald Emens)

–Bob and Hope (Vic Zeiter)

–Chris and Isaac (Vic Zeiter)

We could go on. You get the idea.

Of course, this is only going to get more complicated. People were coming up with names earlier this month based on the picture at the top of this post, showing one of the two barn owl couples that are sharing their lives with us.

Since then, 13 babies have come into the world. Who’s going to name all of them?

Well, the port did announce on Tuesday that one of the owls has, in fact, been named. Meet Sophia, the mama barn owl in the Daggett Road owl box. If you’ve got any suggestions for that ball of fur in front of her, let port officials know. With 13 babies they’ll need all the creative help they can get.

Mama "Sophia," with baby. Courtesy Port of Stockton.

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