How did you figure out a name for your cat?

United States
March 2, 2007 12:59am CST
I have gotten many cats and i have had to name about half of them. I know when i name a cat i throw random words onto a piece of paper and see how they sound. How do you do it?
7 responses
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
2 Mar 07
Bones - Here is a picture of my cat named Bones. He is half siamese/half tiger.
It was easy to choose the name of my cat. When he showed up in my yard. He was nothing but skin and bones. I thought he was going to die. He looked that bad. He was covered in fleas and was maybe 6 to 8 weeks old. If that. So, I named him bones. The name fits him. As he is now almost a year old. he is still skinney. No matter how much he eats. He can't seem to put on any weight.
• United States
2 Mar 07
oh its good to have a nice cats for u but i am not having any cats but i dogs i like dogs verry much........
@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
2 Mar 07
i got mine from books
• United States
2 Mar 07
I have several cats, and their names came to me from either the way that the acted, look and from my being Wiccan/Pagan. So, here goes: Precious got her name from when she was a baby. She was so cute and little that she reminded me of a Precious Moments doll, so this is how she got her name. However, I should have named her Miss Priss because she is so finnicky. Eros got his name because he was so cute and lovable. So, I call him the "god kitty of love." LOL!!! Cupid got his name because he looks just like his father, Eros, and I wanted to keep that same "god kitty of love" going in the family. Plus, he was just as loving as Eros when he was a baby. Gypsy got her name from me being Wiccan, and it fits her. She responded to it well. Falcor got his name from when he was a baby. He looked just like him when he was very, very small (around 3 or 4 weeks old). Willow got her name from me being Wiccan, and she also responded to it. Junior got his name from looking just like his father, Falcor. However, I don't think that he realizes that we call him this. Alien got his name from looking like an alien. His head is shaped like one, so I called him that and he responded. Cow-cow got his name because his markings on him look just like a cow. Red, well, we call him this because his fir is a red-orange color. However, his name is going to be changed to something such as Ogma, which is a celtic sun god. He might have a different name than this though because I really don't like it and he hasn't really responded to it. Patches is a kitten, and her fir has patches all over it. Plus, she responded to it. Caramel because she is the color of it. She also reminds me of an old cat that I had named Foxy. She doesn't respond to well to this name, so her name will probably change to. And, finally, the last one, who is just a few weeks old doesn't have a name yet, and I probably won't name him until he really starts to show some type of personality.
@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
2 Mar 07
My daughter named her kitten Batman, but we had to change it. His purr was so loud I started calling him motorhead. Well it stuck and became his name. I had a cat one time, a stray that showed up and could not figure out a name so I called out names to see his reaction. The silly cat just laid there. I got fed-up just as a Nova came down the street, so I said,"Okay, then, how about Super Sport?" To my amazement the cat stood up, meowed and started brushing up against me, so he got his name. I could not have given him any other as he really seemed to like this one! (BTW, I was very young and I do know that cats do not speak English)
• United States
2 Mar 07
For me it was simple. I just used the names they had at the shelter I got them from. My male older cat is Lancelot so I just call him Lance. My female kitten is Inga. I like the KISS method with naming pets...that's simply just keep the name they have, lol.
• United States
2 Mar 07
This last one I watched for a couple of days, went through all the normal names and then one day I was watching her strut around like a rich woman in a fur coat and I said look how prissy she is acting. That's how we came up with Ms.Prissy.