It appears I have a three way tie going for naming my mysterious bird...something I never considered. (Leave it to you guys to throw me for a loop).
I considered cheating and just voting for my favorite to break the tie, but I decided that would defeat the whole purpose. After all, I wanted your feedback, not mine. Which means you guys are going to have to help me break the tie.
So I've created another poll widget with the 3 finalists and I'm hoping you'll take a second to vote for your favorite (and again, feel free to tell your friends, family, and total strangers to cast their votes). Sorry if your first choice didn't make it...sometimes that happens in a democracy. And in case you can't remember the details of the bird's description, I'm pasting them below.
Thanks for taking the time to vote. Can't wait to see which name wins!
DescriptionThis is a species of bird that's part swan, part peacock, part crane and has silvery feathers and black eyes (wish I had a picture to show you but sadly it only exists in my brain). It only lays one egg in its entire lifetime, and it lays it on the first full moon of the fifth year of its life. But instead of laying it in a nest like other birds, it lays it in the ocean and lets the tide carry the egg away. The babies then hatch as orphans, having to survive on their own from birth and never knowing who their real parents are. They're also extremely beautiful and extremely rare and are famous for the mournful cry they make every time there's a full moon. I'll be using them as a metaphor for my main character, so it's really important for the name to be just right.