Kate and Will's puppy name revealed!

Feb. 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM ET

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Kate and Will walk cocker spaniel puppy Lupo on the beach on Jan. 12.

The cocker spaniel adopted by Prince William and Duchess Kate is named Lupo, the palace confirmed to the Associated Press Tuesday. 

Named after the Latin word for wolf, little Lupo has already become a viral sensation; as Twitter user @RoyalWatcher pointed out, the handle @LupoCambridge has already been snapped up, presumably by an enterprising royal fan. 

The name came to light while Kate was visiting schoolchildren in Oxford, England. Her royal husband is currently in the Falklands, as part of his military service.

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