News Release

Top Five Groups of Names Announced for Woodmen of the World “Name the Falcon” Contest

June 4, 2012

Omaha, Neb. – Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society announces the top five groups of falcon names for the “Name the Falcons” contest. During the contest period fans submitted their group of five names on the Woodmen of the World Facebook page (WOWInsurance) contest tab. An internal Woodmen of the World committee reviewed and selected the top five group name entries. These top five entries have been posted on the WOWInsurance Facebook page contest tab, where fans can now vote for their favorite.

The finalist names are:

  • Group 1: Storm and Thunder (females); Lightening, Hurricane and Tornado (males)
  • Group 2: Alana, Malie, Makani, Nalani, Nui
  • Group 3: Elektra and Storm (females); Hulk, Iron Man and Thor (males)
  • Group 4: Athena and Artemis (females); Apollo, Hercules and Hermes (males)
  • Group 5: Cass and Harney (females); Dodge, Farnam and Douglas (males)

According to the submitted entries, the names in Group 1 refer to types of weather. The names in Group 2 mean “awakening,” “calm,” “the wind,” “calm of the skies,” and “big great,” respectively. Group 3 are names of comic super heroes, some of whom can be seen in the summer blockbuster movie, “The Avengers.” The names in Group 4 are names from Greek mythology, while the names in Group 5 are the names of several downtown Omaha streets.

Voting on the final five name groups begins on Monday, June 4 and lasts through noon, on Friday, June 8. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 11 via Facebook, followed by Twitter and the FalconWatch blog.

To find the Woodmen of the World Facebook page, search "Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society". Woodmen of the World can also be found on Twitter at "WOWInsurance".

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