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Vote gives name to cathedral's hawk

Mar 01, 2018 - The Washington Post

A red-tailed hawk that took up residence about a month ago at Washington National Cathedral in Northwest Washington has been named.

Drum roll, please: The bird will be called Millennium Falcon. The name refers to a starship in the Star Wars film series.

The hawk's name was chosen after officials at Washington National Cathedral ran an online poll. Millennium Falcon got 24 percent, or 651 votes. In second place was Grace, with 472 votes, and third place was Gloria, with 418 votes.

More than 2,700 people voted. Other name suggestions included Deacon (240 votes), Bishop (195 votes) and Canon (60 vote...