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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/23/2011

Name the Library of Congress hawk

By Washington Post editors

What is believed to be a Cooper's Hawk is drawing more visitors to the Library of Congress.

Membership applications are up this weekend as residents look for the hawk, first spotted Wednesday night.

Until library officials can have the bird removed, we're wondering what we should call it. Here's your chance to weigh in. Tweet your suggestions to #namethehawk or leave them in the comments field below.

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Name the hawk at the Library of Congress. (Courtesy Abby Brack/Library of Congress)

By Washington Post editors  | January 23, 2011; 11:19 AM ET
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Comments

I suggest Fennimore.

Posted by: iphiclus | January 23, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Since she is female, I suggest Marian.

Posted by: Jannreardon5 | January 23, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Bird

Posted by: Pstacy | January 23, 2011 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, his name should be 'Dewey' as in 'Dewey Decibel System'!

Posted by: TeeMick | January 23, 2011 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I do mean 'Decimal.'

Posted by: TeeMick | January 23, 2011 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Jane Air

Posted by: LBinVA | January 23, 2011 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Scarlet O'Aira

Posted by: LBinVA | January 23, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Locey

Loc for the Library of Congress.
Like Lucky

Posted by: dawnwinikates | January 23, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I think she should be named "Casey", after Thomas Lincoln Casey and his son Edward Pierce Casey, who were the engineering/architect/interior design team responsible for completing the wonderful Thomas Jefferson Building...either that or "Blashfield", after the person who painted the beautiful mural "Human Understanding" that the hawk clearly loves, as she doesn't seem to want to fly very far from it...

Posted by: janmckelvey | January 23, 2011 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Couple of proposed names for the hawk: 1-Jefferson or TJ.
John

Posted by: johnklenert | January 23, 2011 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Elsie (LC)

Posted by: vztownes | January 23, 2011 7:49 PM | Report abuse

I recommend Demetrius Phalereus, the true founder of the Great Library in Ancient Alexandria.

Posted by: RobertMuskett | January 23, 2011 8:17 PM | Report abuse

I recommend Demetrius Phalereus, the true founder of the Great Library in Ancient Alexandria.

Posted by: RobertMuskett | January 23, 2011 8:18 PM | Report abuse

I suggest "Barry" in honor of the famous political "hawk" Barry Goldwater.

Posted by: AnneMiles1 | January 23, 2011 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Libby Cooper for a girl or Ethan Hawk for a boy.

Posted by: LadyLuckAustralia | January 24, 2011 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Deficit Hawk

Posted by: poppopk | January 24, 2011 9:25 AM | Report abuse

I suggest Athena, as she was the goddess of wisdom and was often seen holding a bird.

Posted by: KentGriffiths | January 24, 2011 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Hawkie McHawkiehawk.

Posted by: DCFanatic | January 24, 2011 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Hawkie McHawkiehawk.

Posted by: DCFanatic | January 24, 2011 4:53 PM | Report abuse

"Billington" definiely. He's here to stay!

Posted by: KeukaObserver | January 24, 2011 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm..I wonder if that cooper's hawk eats bookworms?

Posted by: kevink962 | January 24, 2011 8:55 PM | Report abuse

It will have to be Alice.

Posted by: sgreator | January 24, 2011 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Liberty

Posted by: just4dahawk | January 25, 2011 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Liberty

Posted by: just4dahawk | January 25, 2011 10:17 PM | Report abuse

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