View Full Version : Can I haz kitten nayme halp?
11-03-2008, 02:46 AM
For this little ball of fluff.
She's about 8 weeks old (will find out for sure tomorrow, I forgot to ask today) and already exploring here. Totally fascinated by my fingers on my laptop right now! Into everything, has some sass and purrs like a motorboat. A little more yellow/orange to her than the photos show, and she's got circle/targets on her sides and then a few orange stripes that run neck-tail on her back.
Big "sister" Lilly isn't too pleased, to put it mildly. It's going to be a long week or two. I got a Feliway defuser - I've heard many good things about it, so it better work considering the price tag! The munchkin currently will be in a rabbit cage when I'm not supervising so they can smell each other but she's not physically in any danger. Which my legs currently are in, considering the tiny needle-like claws and teeth she has!
So anyway, she needs a name. I was hoping for a little boy to name Hobbes but the males were black cats, which I didn't want. Obviously I have Lilly but I don't want to go with a flower thing so Daisy, Iris, etc are out. I've thought about Shenanigans n.n. Ginny but I'm not sold on that.
11-03-2008, 03:03 AM
I can't think of anything at the moment, but she's adorable and I wanna squeeze her. :D
I went by the cat adoption center at PetSmart the other day and there was a trio of sisters named Phoebe, Piper and Pru (the sisters from Charmed). I felt bad though cuz Piper was the only one left; the others had been adopted already.
11-03-2008, 03:08 AM
Seeing those pics makes me think of some sort of a mystic, so I'll suggest Shaman.
I doubt you'll pick that one, but it's what I would go with from those pics alone.
11-03-2008, 03:27 AM
You might want tp peruse this for some ideas: http://www.greatcatnames.com/
I kind of like Tabitha for your kitten. :)
11-03-2008, 03:37 AM
Oh, yeah, name..hm. Well, you say she's inquisitive, so maybe after a hunter/seeker type figure? I'd name her Artemis, but I have a thing for Greek mythology.
11-03-2008, 04:22 AM
Seems a little .. Regal..
How about?? Huntress? Dianna?
11-03-2008, 04:29 AM
Hmmm, Artemis = Diana. I could call her Annie. I'll think about that. (Would love it more if my grandma wasn't Anne and I liked her more....)
11-03-2008, 04:34 AM
Moxie came to mind.
11-03-2008, 05:04 AM
i think Spook or Danger, or i do like Moxie
because shes for big eyes and big claws!
11-03-2008, 05:16 AM
Wow. So adorable.
That's what one of my cats would have looked like, were she a tabby instead of a torbie (tortoiseshell-tabby). Said cat is named Sarai, because that's Hebrew for 'quarrelsome,' which fits her quite well. She's an argumentative and stubborn cat.
Give it a day or two. Let her personality come out as she gets truly comfortable in the new home, and use a baby names website to hunt out meanings of names. If you have a specific language or culture that you'd like to use, you can usually narrow the search.
Congrats on the fluffiness, and invest in a Furminator. With that fur, it will be a lifesaver =)
11-03-2008, 05:43 AM
You could call her Ingobe (zulu for domestic cat) or Igola (zulu for wild cat) or Semake (northern Sotho for cat or suprise/wonder/mystery). Or even Katsana (N Sotho for small cat).
11-03-2008, 09:36 AM
11-03-2008, 11:31 AM
*snicker* Well, she does have the "target" on each side.....
Da morning has been rough. But Lilly got some spoiling. So I hope things calm down in a day or two.
11-03-2008, 12:00 PM
Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute. Me wants!!! I'd call her Forest cuz her colors make good camo.
11-03-2008, 02:27 PM
How about "Needles" for those ouchy needle-fingers I saw in the last photo?
She's a cutie!
11-03-2008, 02:46 PM
Take my cat's original name, Aashka ( "Blessing" ). A name she lost after being home for a week and proving herself the exact opposite. Yours looks like it might actually live up to it.
Now she's Reika, written with the character for "companion". A bare definition but a subtle improvement over "What the hell are you doing?!". =p
11-03-2008, 04:15 PM
She's giving me the same kinda vibes I get from my Mom, so I'll suggest her name.
Lorna (Doone) was picked from a book, because my grandmother is an avid reader.
11-03-2008, 05:59 PM
How about Snafu? Or if she has to have a "y" ending name, how about Jazzy? Or Brontė
11-03-2008, 06:26 PM
Mirada or Brittney..
I guess I'm allowed to name animals. My girlfriend won't let me name children. :-P
11-04-2008, 12:27 AM
How bout I just steal her and save you needing to name her? :P
Second the recommendation for a Furminator, and get yours off Amazon...much cheaper than anything local most likely.
I'm not so good at naming pets, so I'll stay out of that..ehh what the heck, I second Artemis.
11-04-2008, 02:21 AM
how about Marble, seeing as how she has so many different colors in her fur.
11-04-2008, 02:32 AM
There's always "Damnit Cat!". Least that's what some of the ex's cats responded to eventually. :lol:
Shortly thereafter, I was banned from naming just about anything.
11-04-2008, 03:36 AM
My boycat's alternate names (real name is Stripes):
GET OFFA THERE!!! and
Don't you bite me!!
The girl's alts (real name Stars):
11-04-2008, 11:58 AM
Yeah, she's been Munchkin but "needle claws" would be a good one too. Or HEY! OFF THE LAPTOP! (She thinks it's a game!)
The adjustment is ongoing. They've been a few feet away from each other a few times but no physical contact. Tessa will be going back in her mini-home while I'm gone today (ALL DAY!) but I might leave her out tonight.
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