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It’s time to choose a name for Beauty and Dot.ca’s Eyas! – 6/29/12

Beauty & Dot.ca With EyasDot.ca guards eyasEyas Peaking Out From Beautys TailJust like Momma

We are very happy to announce that after a long two year wait, Rochester finally has a young falcon in the nest box at the top of the Times Square Bldg. Two eggs have not hatched and probably won’t. Since there is only one eyas this year, we’ve decided to have a naming contest. It is open to all our viewers and fans.

Much care and thought was used to name past eyases. We’ve included the criteria we’ve always used when choosing a name. Please read the rules very carefully and use the link below to submit either a male and female name or a gender neutral name.

Deadline is July 6, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.

Suggested Rfalconcam Naming Criteria Acceptable Categories for Names:

Explorers, Astronomers, Conservationists, especially those with International appeal (e.g., Galileo, Amelia [Earhart], Magellan), or those who have played a significant role in Peregrine repopulation efforts.

Names inspired by Nature–topographic, meteorological, geographic, etc. (e.g. Mariah, Kaver, Isaura, Fulmine, Alkyonis, Skye, Aconcagua)
Inspirational Names (e.g. Freedom, Hope, Destiny)
Mythological Beings (e.g. Isis, Thor, Zeus, Ananta)
Words that refer to falcons in languages other than Modern English (e.g. Thlotli, Hafoc)

Categories that do not fit the criteria:

Names derived from religious, political, or popular culture icons.
Names directly related to a human person either living or dead, except as noted in the acceptable criteria above.
Names related to a commercial product, or a copyrighted or trademarked name owned by any corporation, individual or organization.
Names that reflect negatively on any group, organization, individual or entity.

Names should be well researched whenever possible. Supporting rationale for the name is required, so give us a few sentences that explain the name and the reason you chose it.

Submitting a Name:

That’s easy! Just click on this link to open the submission form. Only one submission per person please! If multiple submissions are sent in, only the first one will be accepted.


If submitting a name, please do not discuss it here or on the forum. We would like to make this as fair as possible to all participants.

Judging the Name Submissions:

The Rochester Falconcam’s Naming Committee will evaluate all name submissions for appropriateness, including (but not limited to) adherence to the naming criteria; well researched name; uniqueness of the name and how well it follows the “spirit” of past falcon names.

The committee will select the top five male, female and gender neutral names from those submitted and create a poll for members of the Rfalconcam forum to vote for their favorite in each category. You must be a member of the forum to be able to vote for a name. Join the forum now if you’d like to participate!


Past Falcon Names that Meet the Criteria Above:


Isis – Egyptian goddess, mother of the Falcon god Horus


Isaura – A wind that blows off the Greek Isles
Chayton – A Native American word for Falcon
Thlotli – An Aztec name for Falcon
Edge – Named for Rosalie Edge, who founded the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, USA


Alkyonis – Named in honor of the 2004 Olympic games in Greece
Gahastey – Native American word for a type of wind
Grissom – Named in honor of Virgil “Gus” Grissom, the second American to fly in space
Hafoc – Old English word for Falcon


Esperanza – Spanish word for Hope
Ihteram – Arabic word for Respect
Fulmine – Italian word for Lightning
Aconcagua – A mountain in Argentina, the highest in the Western Hemisphere
Skye – An island in Scotland where falconry is practiced


Aura – Latin word for breeze
Sabrina – Celtic goddess
Rhea Mae – Named for two famous Peregrines that were instrumental in repopulation efforts in the United States


Ananta – A Sanskrit word meaning “infinite” and “endless.” It is one of the many names of Vishnu, the supreme being in the Hindu faith
Linn – Named in honor of Linn Pierson, a naturalist for the New Jersey Dept. of Fish and Wildlife who was an educator and tireless advocate for Peregrine falcons in New Jersey
Sacajawea – In honor of the Shoshone woman who accompanied early American explorers Lewis and Clark on their historic trek through the western United States
Grace – Graces were sister goddesses in Greek mythology who had control over pleasure, charm, elegance and beauty in human life and in nature


Diamante – Spanish for “diamond”.
Quest – A search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something
Seneca – Named after the largest tribe of the Iroquois confederacy of North American Indians
Susan B – Named for the famed Rochester native and Women’s Rights activist
Zephyr – The name given to the West Wind in Greek mythology


Callidora – Gift of Beauty
Jemison – In honor of Mary Jemison, an American frontierswoman and an adopted Seneca

Name submissions will be accepted until 11:59:59 PMĀ  EDT on Friday, July 6, 2012.

Good Luck!

17 Responses to “It’s time to choose a name for Beauty and Dot.ca’s Eyas! – 6/29/12”

  1. Patricia Carey Says:

    I think the eyas should be named XXXXX…

  2. Shaky Says:

    Over 20 entries so far. Not bad for a Saturday morning. Keep ’em coming!

  3. Alison Says:

    Good name, Patricia, I hope you are submitting it officially. I will have to put my thinking cap on again. It will be hard to match some of the wonderful (and unique, which is important as the juvie gets a scrape of its own, so that it is not confused with other N.A. falcons of the same name) names that eyases here have received.

  4. Louise H Cortelyou Says:

    I submit “XXXXX” to join Patricia.

  5. Jess Says:

    Please be sure to read the naming rules carefully and click on the link to submit your name suggestion officially. Any name suggestions posted in the comments section will not be considered. Thanks to all of you that are helping us to choose a name for our little eyas!

  6. margaret Says:

    I also submitted XXXXX as the name of our eyas this year. Be sure to go through the proper channels to name our babe of the year!. You can’t do it here! Follow the post to properly be counted!]

  7. Heather Says:

    I thought this naming was Supposed to be anonymous and not discussed. I, too, submitted wonderful names, but now feel as though others entries will not be taken into consideration, because others really like the one that has been suggested, so much so, that other people have submitted it as well. I hope people will have an open mind and consider all choices before choosing a name for this very special- long awaited eyas!

  8. Shaky Says:

    Yes, let’s please follow the rules and not discuss submitted names.

    So far, 60 people have submitted names. Great job, everyone!

  9. Alison Says:

    Do not worry, Heather, all the discussions on forums before have never swayed the judges who picked the most appropriate name. The judges have done this many times and, in my experience, are not of a populist nature.

  10. Paula Adwell Says:


    Thank you.

  11. Jess Says:

    Paula A – We had to delete your name choices from the comment section. Please click on the form within the Imprints post and send in your suggested names. Just click on the link under the “Submitting Names” section of the post. It’s really easy and we would love to be able to consider your choices. Thanks!

  12. Shaky Says:

    Over 70 submissions have been received. Can we make it an even hundred? Only 2 and a half more days. Don’t miss your chance!

  13. Alison Says:

    Given the eyas’ tendency to sit in a corner of the scrape, maybe it should be named Dennis,
    as in Dennis the Menace, who is often shown wisecracking in his child’s chair in the corner when he is getting a time-out from his mother.

    Don’t XXX this out, Jess. I am NOT submitting it officially.

  14. Shaky Says:

    Less than 2.5 hours left to submit a name for the eyas. The deadline is midnight!

  15. Paul Hamilton Says:

    Did my daughter’s submission make it in? After she entered it, she got an “address not found” message.

  16. Lynda McPartland Says:

    Is it too late too submit? Is the deadline still July 6.

  17. Carol P. Says:

    Hi Lynda! Just saw your comment Lynda. The name submission deadline was at Midnite on the 6th.

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