The baby boy is almost six months old, but waiting to name a beluga is standard procedure, according to the Shedd Aquarium.
"A newborn calf must reach several milestones in its first days and months," said Ken Ramirez, senior vice president of animal collections and training, when the baby was born. Another beluga-- born just days after this one-- died.
The Shedd Aquarium uses Inuit names for most of its baby belugas. The Inuit are indigenous people who live in the Arctic regions with beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters and sea lions.
"Out of respect for the native Inuit people and their culture, almost all of Shedd's beluga whales derive their names from the Inuit language," said Ramirez.
The male beluga's mother is named Puiji, which means "those who show their noses," and his father is named Naluark, which means "whitened skin."
The ten Inuit names selected for this baby are:
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What the other beluga whales' names mean:
Names and Inuit translations