Strange cat names?

@ElicBxn (59910)
United States
November 18, 2008 6:18pm CST
Okay, you guys know I have too many cats. Some have unusual names, but here's a list from Dr. Jon's newsletter of not so common names. Here is Dr. Jon's website http://www.petplace.com/. "For some, the pet name trend is more toward the unusual - or just plain bizarre. After years of tracking the most popular names for pets, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), set out to find the most unusual cat names from among its more than 465,000 pets insured nationwide. " Here are the 10 most unusual cat names: 1. Edward Scissorpaws 2. Sir Lix-a-lot 3. Optimus Prrrime 4. Buddah Pest 5. Snoop Kitty Kitty 6. Miss Fuzzbutt 7. 80 Bucks 8. Sparklemonkey 9. Rosie Posie Prozac 10. Toot Uncommon I like that Toot Uncommon! also Snoop Kitty Kitty! The problem with these names are they are so long, what do they call Snoop? Kitty is my guess... or Edward Scissorpaws - probably Eddie. I go for mostly single names and the ones that are long, probably came with the cat and not bestowed by me. Well, Shooting Star was mine, but we've always called her just Star. So, what do you think of these names? What and why did you name your pet? and do you shorten it? I can tell you that we don't call Oliver "Ollie" mostly we call him "Ol-li-var." Scamp is often called "Sca-ack-ack-ack-amp" well, he does have a "Siamese" accent and puts the "acks" in his own sounds and responds well to them.
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38 responses
• United States
19 Nov 08
I have three cats, two with normal names, and one with the name "Freeway." Before I tell why we named him that, I have to tell you this story. My brother and I were in elementary school, playing on the playground. My mom was in the car, waiting for school to end, when suddenly she sees a cat fly out of a car that was moving and landed on the parking lot. My mom noticed he was injured, so she grabbed him and cleaned him up and took him home. As we tried to figure out a name, my mom was talking about a freeway, and decided, "Hey! Let's call him Freeway! He was 'free' and he 'found his way home'!" So, his name is Freeway. What's so sad is the fact that Freeway has a serious gum disease due to that injury as a kitten, so we have to take extra good care of him.
@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I like the name Freeway! What is wrong with his gums? My cat, Taj - short for Ta Shuah - just had all his teeth pulled because he has stomitius.
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19 Nov 08
Hi ElicBxn, Yes some cats do have some strane names, but my ones has just common names like Baby and Tom, but I called Tom, Thomas and my husband calls Baby Gizmo and the both answers to their names. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
We have a Gizmo, he's one of our semi-ferals so he doesn't answer to anything!
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• United States
19 Nov 08
sadly enough my cats name is kitty. he is snow white with pink ears and nose and beautiful blue eyes but he is deft.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
My white kitty has yellow eyes and isn't deaf. I named him after a character on The Tomorrow People - Timus (said Time-is).
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• United States
19 Nov 08
hahah all weird. mines is Zucca, i dont know if thats weird, but it means pumpkin in italian.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I guess he's orange? The former roommate and I used to share a cat she had named zuchini, after the squash.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
19 Nov 08
We named our dog Bo. We call him all kinds of cute names though and he responds to all of them. We also call him Bo-Bo. Why? I don't know. I think it is cute to name your pets cute names.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Cute names are also good. We renamed Kaboodle "Booboo" and while we named Gabby for Xena's companion, we always call her Gabby.
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@story15 (112)
• United States
19 Nov 08
The picture you see is my cat. Her name is Katwah. Kat for short. My sister's cat's name is Catzilla. Kat doesn't answer to her name. If I say "bug" then she comes running. If she hears a can being opened she'll be there with extended paws. She used to eat dry cat food until recently I've been giving her canned food. Now she's addicted to can cat food. "Kat, stop scratching the wall! Kat, stop scratching the furniture! Kat, get off the table! Kaaaat, stop biting me!"
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
LOL Bug - huh? The roomie has a cat named Nino who answers just as much to Spud as Nino.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I have 2 cats, both boys ,one is fixed and the other is young yet but i will have him fixed too..One is a minx ,no tail,and he is almost 4 years old,his name is "Spotno" because he has a spot on his nose and my duaghter called him "spotnose"so i shortend it to "spotno".....Then my other cat is half simease and half persian,and i named Him "Paws"...My first cat has no paws,and i would never depaw another cat & so this ones is "Paws"
@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
no paws? or no claws? And I've got a few minxs, but no manxs... I like Siameses, I only have 3 with the markings, but I've got a LOT of them with the voices and behaviors. Spotnose sounds like something a kid would name an animal - and I like Spotno!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Nov 08
No claws..haha...However the cats name is "Paws"
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Paws is a good name, I knew one cat they called Big Foot, and boy did he have them!
@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
19 Nov 08
With ALL my furbabies, I wait until I meet them to name them. My last 2 kittens came from the Humane Society. They were both named. One Romeo & the other Phillip. I planned on changing both their names. I get home & am playing with them when I realized why Romeo was named Romeo. He kept running over & kissing me. Plus he turned around to walk off & hiked his tail. The fur around his little butt was shaped like a heart. So he remained Romeo. Then I had my other little boy to name. Not sure why but I just couldn't call him Phillip. So I set out to think of names. When a name popped in my head, I'd say it. He ignored me. Suddenly the name Kip popped into my head & when I said it he looked up at me like that's it. From that second on he responded to Kip. So, now I have Romeo & Kip. Below is my list of furbabies. 1-7 were my cats, 8-16 were my dogs... 1. Little Orphan Annie aka Annie 2. D.J. aka Deej 3. Little Bit aka wittlebit 4. Maxwell aka Max 5. Squeaks (she squeaked instead of meowing) 6. Lucki (cuz he was) 7. Smoki (already named) 8. Toto 9. Rebel 10. Tucker 11. Jake 12. Taylor 13. Tobi 14. Trixi 15. Tommi 16. Penni
@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
We named Oliver because he was an orphan. Ping is a kisser and a nose butt-er, well, I called it a nose breaker when he was younger because he would butt too hard! And names coming to you happened to me. We had been given a rescued cat and were calling her Princess but were trying to find something that fit better (tho she was beautiful.) One day on the way home the name Chelsey popped into my head and when I came into the house I called the name and she jumped off her perch and ran to me. Then there was ugly Bawb - so ugly we weren't even sure if he was going to survive, he was so starved his hair was falling out! Bawb is said like a long belch...
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Honestly, we had that problem with Oliver, generally if any of the cats are bad - we just yell - "CAT!" The ones that aren't being bad come alert and the bad ones run away.
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• United States
19 Nov 08
Those are some interesting names, your kitty's names included. I don't have cats now but, I have had 3 or 4. The first one was Any Face. I don't know why I called her that, it just seemed like the thing to call her at the time. Then there was this solid black kitten that crawled out from under the engine of our car, his name was Panther. Then, there was Sam, a mixed breed kitty with Siamese markings. He was called Sam because the kids named him before we even got him. They decided to give it a name that could be for a boy or a girl cat. The last one we had was Boots, because she had black "boots" on all four legs and feet.
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• United States
19 Nov 08
I like that, Mandrel. I watch Dr. Who all the time.*L*
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Yeah, he was a hissy, growly little moster, who did deep purrs when he was happy - instead of when the Doctor blew his dog whistle!
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I'd love to know where 80 Bucks got his/her name!
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Me too!! maybe that's how much they paid? is there some kind of rap group with a name like that?
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@toddsarm (766)
• Canada
19 Nov 08
wow cool
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@remrick (202)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
some weird names for our cats: catalina and berlius... :)
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I like them, how did you choose them?
@remrick (202)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Catalina came one of my great grandparents while Berlius, if I remember right, came from the name of a cat in an animated movie.:)
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
22 Nov 08
hummm, have to check that one out, i love animated movies!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I don't know that any of my cats have ever had really strange names but here are a few: Wilamena Thomasina, E.T., Hans, Thomas, Bubba, Maddog, Gavin, Sebastian, Rosie, Binker, Bobby, Billy, I know there are more but I just drew a blank.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
E.T. and Hans - like Solo? You sound like MY kindda people! And I loved the book/movie Thomasina!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
20 Nov 08
E.T. looked like... well...E.T. and Hans had his name when we got him so, I don't know how he got it. I think it was Hans Christian Anderson though. My moms cat's name is Cody because he looks like a Kodiak bear. My fiance had cat's named Wiggle Butts, Pumpkinhead and Hissy P*ss.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Hey, you still sound like my kindda people - I've put in a friends request, I hope you accept me!
• Lebanon
19 Nov 08
Those are weird car names, but wait till u hear the name of my cousins cat. She named HER "YUSHA".. i dont know what kind of name is that, but i'd say its weiiiird ! For every cat out there whose name is weird, may GOD be with u :P LoL
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Well, it sounded to me like a Japanese anime name, and I did find something on the web for that name. Would your cousin be an anime fan?
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• Lebanon
19 Nov 08
well let me know wat u found out, i would really like to know what does this name means :)
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• Lebanon
19 Nov 08
And by the way i dont know if she's an anime fan or not..!! she's like almost 30 yrs old LoL, but she could be :p
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@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Two of my Rainbow Angels had unusual names. They came to me from a young couple who were moving to England and couldn't take them. The cat daddy was a golf pro, and he named the cats. The orange boy who became my soulmate was Divot; the gray tabby girl was Baffy. A baff is a term for an obsolete golf club shaped like a slotted spoon and used to scoop the golf balls out of the carriage ruts. Now we have Josie and Paisley who are calicoes; Arthur, a white blue-eyed Turkish Angora and Peaches, a champaign tabby.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I knew a Peaches, she was a kindda "peach" colored tabby. I like the golf names, not that I'm a golfer, but my mom was.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
20 Nov 08
My Peaches came with that name. She came from Georgia, so she's a Georgia peach as well as kinda peachy in color.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Cool!
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
19 Nov 08
they are too long. who would want to call their pet with a name that long? humans dont even use long names for themselves. i would nickname each one to something shorter. eddie, sir, opti, buddah, snoopy, missy, eighty, sparky, rosie, tootie. my current cat had a first name when i adopted him--gumby, and i just added a middle name--d'arcy. my 2 goldfish are curry and paprika
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I totally agree that the names are probably shortened to something, hey, instead of eighty, maybe bucky? Do you call him gumby or d'arcy?
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
22 Nov 08
gumby. he is 8. i dont want to confuse him by changing his name. tootie sounds like a good name for a pet. better for a pet than that character on Facts of Life young actress, Kim Fields. another cool pet name is Roxie or Trixie
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Yeah, we have a Tuti - well, its short for Tut-an-bast - "the image of Bast" - she came with the name. We also have a Roxy, it started as the name she came with "Rockstar."
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
19 Nov 08
I just have two cats now, Junior Finnegan I had seti pearl sheeba zarah and rugby
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Seti? Like the space listining thingie? We named one kitten last year, Pearl because she was a soft, dilute tortie!
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
20 Nov 08
yea but actual seti, is the overseer to the pharoahs, pearl was pearl because she was completely white
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Oh, yeah, Egypt stuff... you can see that history is behind science in my book - but they are close...
@jerzgirl (7657)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Nov 08
I rather like Optimus Prrrrime. I LOVE Buddah Pest!!! But, I don't think I've had any overly strange names, but I guess you could say some of the names I've used were less common for cats. I'll list the names I remember. As a kid: Midnight, Blackie, Blackie Midnight (I was creative, wasn't I?), Pygmy (found abandoned, eyes still closed - Mom nursed him with an eye dropper), Russell (gray with some white) Adolescence/teenager: Rikki, Siam Tai Kili (pure Siamese, I called him Taiger, Mom called him Simon - it stuck), Sam (Mom's yellow tiger cat) Adulthood: Heber & Sheba (all black siblings, a boy and a girl), Tinker (snowshoe Siamese), Russell Too (gray with some white), Sheba (a tortoiseshell), Chelsea (a Siamese shelter rescue), Fred & Sanford (all black adult cats), Cotton (all white), Henry (my son's orange tabby), Shadow (Russian Blue), Johnny (tuxedo - Shadow's brother), Shady (Russian Blue, Shadow & Johnny's mother), Character (a black with brown tabby of my daughter), Pepper (a part Siamese with faded tabby-point markings), Chloe (Pepper's daughter)
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@jerzgirl (7657)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Nov 08
Oops - I forgot Socks, Boots and Tippy when I was a kid - they all had white feet. And, Gata was a Siamese I couldn't think of a name for, so I called her "Girl Cat" in Spanish.
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@jerzgirl (7657)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Nov 08
I just read your other responses - I guess the cat got #5's tongue, huh? Also I remembered one more - I had a cat named Alfree in high school - there was a guy in school named Alfree Heston and I just thought it was the coolest name, so I named the cat that, too.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I like Optimus Purrrime too, and Buddah Pest. Reminds me of the story of one of my friends told me at the party on Saturday. She was talking about a neighbor's cat, she calls him "that Buddah cat" because he was adopted by her neighbor because he was down at the Buddist temple, and going in and spraying the statue. And those people didn't want to take him to the kill shelter so they asked for someone to adopt him. heck, just taking him to the vet for a fix might've also helped...
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@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I have to say, not names I would have chosen. Then again, the fact that my parents named all pets with S names really didn't appeal to me either. I try to name them keeping their personality in mind. Seems that if I just name them something appealing to me it backfires. For example, I have a german shepard that we adopted, she was dumped at work, that I named Harmony. We all need harmony in our lives, right? Well, I have read the definition to her several times and she still doesn't get it. Lol. And then there is Zen, trust me, I've thought of naming pets with not so nice names to see if the opposite happens.
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I do my best to fit the names to the pets myself. Granted, if I think a the animal will be adopted, I might give a "throw away" name. I also have been doing "series" names. For example, I named a Siamese marked kitten for my Chinese co-worker. Since she was Chinese, I named the kitten's brothers, Ping and Pong. Well, we've kept those brothers and EVERYBODY loves their names! Or we named Rygel that because from behind he looked a little like the alien by that name on Farscape. Since it is said the same as the star, we named his 3 siblings after steller objects, Sirius, Orion and Andromeda. Now, when we got Roxy, she was named Rockstar - try calling that.... We changed it right away to Rocky. She came with her 2 kittens, a boy and girl, unnamed. We named them Boris and Natasha, after the villins in the cartoons. Well, Boris was a total sweet heart, but Natasha was a terrorist! She drove her brother so crazy he started hiding in my room. We were once again glad we had kept Rygel, because he was just the same when he was a kitten. He played with her and then, when he was tired, she'd go bother all the other cats, and by the time Rygel was ready, she's had annoyed all the other cats and could play with her happy playmate again! A further story on Natasha (oh, both kept their names BTY) was the lady that had adopted her, had to put all her nicknacks up and lock the darling up when she left the house because she was destroying her stuff!
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• Netherlands
19 Nov 08
Sir lix-a-lot sounds the best, sounds cool, tough, royal and disciplined in one. SO xD that will be the name of my next cat ^^
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@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I liked all the names, and might consider that one too! I call Scamp, Sir Scamp-a-lot amoung other names I call him.