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 Congrats on winning the election!!!!— VanCity_J_NO (@VanCity_J_NO) 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— Joan Scone (@Joan Scone) 1541724895.0
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
Others jumped on the naming train with punny celebrity names of their own:
@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:
Your move Rogen.
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.