An octopus has been named after Canadian actor and comedian Seth Rogen after a public naming contest.
The aquarium recently announced that the contenders were down to "Ceph Rogen" and "Octavia."
This prompted a fan to let Rogen him know that there could be a lucky cephalopod with his namesake:
So, @vanaqua needs your help. They have a new resident cephalopod and this is your last chance to vote on what it s… https://t.co/Anreb3HFKU— Sonia Aslam (@Sonia Aslam)1541723194.0
The 36-year-old Vancouver native was quick to jump at the opportunity, remarking that he grew up going to the Vancouver Aquarium, and encouraging his fans to vote:
Please vote for me to have an octopus named after me at the aquarium I grew up going to. https://t.co/3axHKAryjo— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1541724481.0
Once the votes were tallied, "Ceph Rogen" was the clear winner, amassing over 90% of the votes after Rogen's tweet.
It was only after the poll had begun that the aquarium learned that the octopus was actually a female:
Vancouver Aquarium Octopus named 'Ceph Rogen' www.youtube.com
The Vancouver Aquarium broke the great news to Rogen, inviting him to visit his new friend:
It really happened. @SethRogen, meet Ceph Rogen. Want to make this friendship official and meet your newest 8-arme… https://t.co/T76VNgijMi— Vancouver Aquarium (@Vancouver Aquarium)1541791580.0
It's fair to say that Rogen was pretty excited about the emphatic victory, which saw the second place "Octavia" humbled:
YAY!!!!!!! https://t.co/yUJQRjMHDd— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1541800677.0
And Twitter was elated for him:
@Sethrogen Finally a vote of mine that won— Nyle DiMarco (@Nyle DiMarco)1541808992.0
@Sethrogen Congrats on winning the election!!!!— Justin Nomura (@Justin Nomura)1541800718.0
Rogen had a lot of support on hand for the octopus-naming efforts:
@Sethrogen Ceph Rogan. Omg I’m dying. That is so genius. Mad props to whoever came up with that one. PS, I voted. 🐙… https://t.co/rtDeJ1awJt— eponymous_momma (@eponymous_momma)1541724895.0
@vanaqua @Sethrogen @Sethrogen this is the most important story of our time. It made me laugh, and there is not a l… https://t.co/dseipkCDxf— Smooooocks (@Smooooocks)1541871104.0
Although some thought there were other ways the Superbad star's name could have been shoe-horned in:
@Sethrogen "Sethtopus"— Casey Spivey (@Casey Spivey)1541725138.0
@caseyspivey @Sethrogen Setholopod— Any ol' Mutt (@Any ol' Mutt)1541730670.0
Others jumped on the naming train with punny celebrity names of their own:
@g_weazy @aaliciadawn @MikeDrucker @Sethrogen What happened to James Francoctopus?— Mike Lavender 🎤 (@Mike Lavender 🎤)1541754212.0
@Sethrogen I'm still partial to @paulnixey's suggestion that there be an octopus named Sarah McLactopus. Maybe Ceph… https://t.co/kL86duQivw— Aaron Robinson 🥑 (@Aaron Robinson 🥑)1541809778.0
For some though, only one question remains – when will Ceph meet Seth?
Meet Ceph Rogen @vanaqua's newest octopus! 🐙 Named after @Sethrogen , 90% voted for the name on a recent naming con… https://t.co/vUOYnxTcdr— Tourism Vancouver (@Tourism Vancouver)1541797994.0
The Vancouver Aquarium has even offered Rogen a personal introduction to Ceph:
@Sethrogen Drop us a DM if you'd like a personal intro to Ceph 🐙 https://t.co/czdc5LwHsz— Vancouver Aquarium (@Vancouver Aquarium)1541804020.0
Your move Rogen.
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.