Coming into the world at 6-foot-6, the latest addition to Como Zoo is taller than Minnesota's most famous musician ever was.
Nonetheless the baby giraffe will share the legend's name, with "Prince" making his public debut at the St. Paul zoo on Thursday six days after he was born, the zoo announced on its website.
The new boy is the seventh calf born to his mom, Daisy, and the 20th giraffe born at the zoo in the last 22 years. He joins the herd consisting of his siblings, the more conventionally named Clover and Daisy, as well as his father Skeeter.
The name was picked by Como Friends supporters Gretchen and David Crary, who have led individual donations to the zoo on Give to the Max Day for the past three years.
If zoo staff have any intention of fitting Prince with a raspberry beret, they'd better do it now because over the next two years he will double in height.
When fully grown, giraffes can get up to 18-feet tall.
Anyone interested in supporting Prince can choose to sponsor him, helping the zoo with its wildlife conservation efforts. You can find more information here.