Let’s Name the Goddamn Rat That’s Our Ancestor

February 27, 2013 | Samer Kalaf

A couple weeks ago, science informed us that we shared traits with goddamn rat-things. (Radiolab is being a little more diplomatic and calling the creature “shrew-like,” but let’s be real, it’s a goddamn rat.)

Now, Radiolab and the American Museum of Natural History are asking us to think of a good name for this ancestor of humans. While you brainstorm, here are a few possible monikers:

-Rat Supreme

Leave your suggestions in the comments, or vote here.