Monterey, California (CNN) — Welcome to the world, Beck! Or is it Bixby or Cypress or Watson?
The littlest resident of the renowned California aquarium is currently on display with her parents until she becomes more mobile, and then will be out of public view for a few months.
The African penguin chick was born July 7.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The not-yet-named penguin is the 12th chick to hatch at the aquarium, spokesman Emerson Brown told CNN Travel.
Two other birds, Pebble and Tola — both males — joined the colony at Dallas World Aquarium, and a female, Maq, is at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
What will her name be?
The new chick gets a checkup.
Tyson V. Rininger/Monterey Bay Aquarium
The four options evoke the history and natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula.
“Beck” is for the late John Steinbeck, author of “Cannery Row,” which is also the name of the street where the aquarium is located.
“Bixby” is for the stunning Bixby Bridge in nearby Big Sur.
“Cypress” is for the Monterey cypress, a tree which is native to the Monterey area.
“Watson” is for Watsonville, a nearby community that grows produce sold nationwide.