This Week's Topic
Ten-year-old Raleigh asked this question: "If you were to discover a new dinosaur, what would you name it and why?"
These girls shared their thoughts:
I'd name my dino Elisaurus, after my little brother, Eli. He makes lots of noise, just like a dinosaur!
-Tawny, age 11, Texas
If I discovered a dinosaur, I would definitely name it after my cat, Rocky. I would name it Rockiraptor.
-Meredith, age 9, Ohio
I would name my dinosaur P. rex. It would be related to the T. rex, but the P. rex would eat plants.
-Morgan, age 8, Arizona
Reading is my favorite subject in school—I can't get my hands on enough books! I would name my dinosaur Read-o-Roar, after my favorite hobby.
-Evellyn, age 12, Ohio
I'd name my dino Jersey. Why? Because I moved from New Jersey a few years ago, and naming the dinosaur Jersey would honor my home state and remind me of my friends who live there.
-Hannah, age 10, New York
I would name the dinosaur Phillip. It sounds like a normal name, but it's funny to imagine someone seeing the dinosaur in a museum and saying, "Look, there's a Phillip!"
-Audrey, age 13, Florida
I'd call the dinosaur Uniqueasaurus. If it took this long to discover it, I bet it would be a pretty one-of-a-kind dino, and the name would be fun to say, too.
-Shannon, age 11, Illinois
Since playing soccer is the thing I like to do the most, I'd call my dinosaur Soccerdactyl.
-Julie, age 10, Michigan
I would name my new dinosaur Megansaurus. My best friend is named Megan, and she's a mega-awesome friend!
-Kaylee, age 11, Ohio
I would name my dinosaur "Yikes!" because that would be the first thing I'd say if I discovered it.
-Elizabeth, age 13, New Jersey
My dinosaur would be named Daphnesaurus—it would be super-cool to have a dinosaur named after me!
-Daphne, age 11, New Jersey
If I found a new dinosaur, I would call it a Miasabace. That's a combination of my name with the names of my two best friends, Mia and Sabrina.
-Grace, age 9, Texas
I would name my dino something cute, like Wiggles. If dinosaurs had cute names, maybe people wouldn't be as afraid of them.
-Caroline, age 10, Tennessee
If I discovered a new dinosaur, I would call it the Miracolo dinosaur. The word miracolo means "miracle" in my native language, Italian, and finding a dinosaur would be a miracle!
-Abri, age 13, New York