Cat names

(51 Posts)
DangerousMouse Fri 19-Apr-13 22:14:08

I love unusual names for cats, we are getting a kitten soon so looking for inspiration. Do your cats name suit their personality?

EllieEffin Fri 19-Apr-13 22:19:41

My cats are Rewind and The Reverend... A tad unusual!

Ginformation Fri 19-Apr-13 22:22:40

We sought inspiration from our favourite sitcom grin needless to say, it makes me quite recognisable (the vet always sniggers when calling us in) but we chose a 70s hotel based sitcom...

Ginformation Fri 19-Apr-13 22:23:21

(in fact, I had the girl cat name earmarked for a dd, but the cat came first!)

tabulahrasa Fri 19-Apr-13 22:24:52

My Siamese is called Willow, not so unusual I suppose - but it suits her, she looks all elegant but inside she's as thick as wood, lol

My wee tabby is called Flump - I think it suits her, my friend says the other cats in the street laugh at it though grin you do get to say things have been flumped after she's mauled them though, which is a great phrase.

My Christmas tree gets flumped every year.

greenteawithlemon Fri 19-Apr-13 22:27:30

Basil and manuel ginformation??

elQuintoConyo Fri 19-Apr-13 22:37:27

Never had cats, but friends over the years have had:
Ron Burgundy
BruceLee (one word)

I have odd friends!

MacaYoniAndCheese Fri 19-Apr-13 22:39:03

You were going to call your daughter Sybil, gin?

MacaYoniAndCheese Fri 19-Apr-13 22:41:02

I like ordinary names for cats....Roy, Steven, Owen, Clive, Nigel...Brett <snigger>.

Ginformation Fri 19-Apr-13 23:00:42

Yep maca, you got it! And the boy cat is Manuel- he looks a bit like a waiter. Shit, better namechange now!

MacaYoniAndCheese Fri 19-Apr-13 23:02:57

Haha! Love it!

Ginformation Fri 19-Apr-13 23:03:38

I also love normal names- Sharon, Tracy, trevor (that is my dog name, if dh ever gets over his canine hangups), Fiona, Cedric, Colin...

Ginformation Fri 19-Apr-13 23:04:40

Although, may steal Nigel... gosh, this is getting like a baby name fred!

elQuintoConyo Fri 19-Apr-13 23:08:35

Gininformation this is FAR more interesting than a babyname thread.

No one has suggested Savanna with no H? [Bitchy emoticon]

I have a Skrinkle, Salem and a Squeak. grin

Ginformation Fri 19-Apr-13 23:15:30

No H shock ! No way.

Also loving Chicken the cat elQuinto that will confuse the little scamps

ZebraOwl Fri 19-Apr-13 23:39:34

Mine are named after famous ballet dancers (well, one of their namesakes became more famous as a choreographer).

Unsurprisingly enough, both cats have the easy grace & flexibility of dancers & blond!kitten is an creative genius in his own way.

They are also very fond of my ballet stuff: have more than once discovered one of them wearing one of my leotards like a cape; my practice skirts are frequently pounced on/played with/battled/cuddled; my ballet books are particularly popular perches; trying to put my tights on with cats present can be tricky as they try to involve themselves in the process; and I have more than once found blond!kitten cuddling a pointe shoe. (Have to be very carefully with shoes that have ribbons on: they would be considered Highly Desirable Toys by the cats & shredded ribbons would NOT be good!)

Both cats can definitely carry their Dignified Full Names but also suit the abbreviated versions of them. They do also get called Random Things like Sir Squooshalot & Lord Squooshington (by me) or That Stripy Bastard & Shiva (by my brother). Given they are incredibly snuggly-cuddly but also prone to mischief, all those seem to fit quite well!

sashh Sat 20-Apr-13 03:36:35

Mine is marquesa Gatta Misteriosa, hunter of legs. But day to day she is Misty.

It evolved from her being 'mystery cat', things are sometimes Mystified by her.

I think my favorite cat name is Scratch Fury, and I did have a flickerstick ad a Jacob (foster cats that arrived with no home).

My cousin has a banjax which I love, and I have heard good things about Thomas Henry Moggins.


Are you in Blackpool, there can't be two cats called Chicken can there?

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sat 20-Apr-13 03:51:35

we had a half siamese cat called Matthew when we were kids grin

I now have Rosie aka Evil Cat and Bert aka the Ginger Moron grin

My friend had kittens called Reggie (Kray) and Jethro (Leeroy Jethro Gibbs NCIS) grin

I love the idea of cats called Sharon and Nigel.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sat 20-Apr-13 03:54:14

oh and there's a cat in our street called Stewart!

marzipanned Sat 20-Apr-13 06:59:44

Ours also have Dignified Full Names and then many, many derivatives of those that they actually get called. Simple cat's DFN doesn't suit him at all because he is anything but dignified. Angry cat's DFN is a Roman Emperor and it suits him very well indeed.

And, of course, they both have that one true ineffable name which we humans will never be party to grin

PK1975 Sat 20-Apr-13 10:10:08

I have 2 Siamese. The female is called Scout and the male is Grover. I now get mixed up and call my dd both these names! grin

cozietoesie Sat 20-Apr-13 10:15:59

Our family Siamese cats have always had the same name because the Siamese have nearly always been singletons. (For umpty years.) They get add-ons like 'Jones The Post' and 'Jones The Garage' and so on. It's a family tradition.

Doesn't half make life complicated at the vets though. hmm

QueenStromba Sat 20-Apr-13 10:38:03

Ours came with the name Rice, we've come to the conclusion that she must have been part of a pair and the other one was called curry or something.

I like the name Oscar for a cat and DP wants a cat called Dog.

BrevilleTron Sat 20-Apr-13 10:43:10

I have Gruber Cat Prince of Darkness™ who showed his love for me last night by climbing on to my lap and


QueenStromba Sat 20-Apr-13 12:01:05

Cat farts are the worst aren't they? As a follow up to the cats knowing when you're upset thread, I was ill the other week so DP went out without me and proceeded to get very drunk and not come home til quite late. I got upset because I'm soppy and can't go to sleep without DP. Rice's effort to cheer me up was the most noxious smelling fart in the history of farts. It was so bad that I went hunting for the poo that she must have done because I've never experienced a fart with the smell and staying power of this one.

bettyswollocks16 Sun 21-Apr-13 02:09:02

My little girl cat is called Halle.

My son named her. She's got half a brown face and half a black face, with a line between the two straight down the middle of her nose. He said when we got her 'she's a half brown half black catwoman, just like Halle Berry!'

MortifiedAdams Sun 21-Apr-13 02:34:52

I know of cats called Piewacket and Pushkin.

Mine have human names, Rex and Phoebe, but if I get abother it will be RichardParker.

Sunnywithshowers Sun 21-Apr-13 03:02:39

We have a wonderful 19 year old tabby called Oscar. He is also known as Shpoofy, Boo, Boocat, Boodle, Fleabag, Stinky, Ratbag, Doodle, Schmuffy or Kitten, depending on our mood.

It doesn't make any difference what we call him now, he's mostly deaf smile

carameldecaflatte Sun 21-Apr-13 07:13:47

our cats are called Licks and Sketch. Licks does just that and in fact removed a large portion of her own fur in a post-baby (ours not hers) stress. Sketch because he is rather sketchy ie bonkers. They both only answer to "hello", Licks bolts at the merest hint of DS 10months looming in for a kiss and Sketch rolls over and plays dead.

fussychica Sun 21-Apr-13 16:04:12

Myone - because when she was born he feral mother deposited her on our window ledge along with he brother - she was so beautiful I said "that one is my one and you can have the other one" - who is Ziggy as he has two different eye colours like David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust).

lulu2 Sun 21-Apr-13 16:08:10

Our cat is called Mole because he looked like a mole when he was a kitten. I worry sometimes that we may have given him an identity crisis!

fussychica Sun 21-Apr-13 16:08:47

Forgot to say our previous cats were Shelley, Oscar & Eliot & dog Kip(ling) all after poets. We also took on a Norwegian Forest cat who was called Quintillion Argful or Argful for short - she was a daft a brush and twice as lovely.

mrssmooth Sun 21-Apr-13 16:15:12

We have Aggie (short for Agapi, greek word for darling) and our latest addition, 7 month old tabby and white kitten called ... Keith. Not sure what kind of personality a Keith should have, but he's a great wee sociable, cuddly kitten! Aggie on the other hand (she's 7) is not at all impressed with Keith, but she's a non cuddly, "stay away from me" kind of cat anyway!

I have a Jelly who really does suit his name though I bet he gets the mick taken out of him & im always asked why on earth I thought if was an apropriate name for a cat confused hmm
I also have Rosie & RaRa

My mums Aunt had a cat called CookingFat (one word) say it really fast & what do you get ....grin

AlisonL1981 Sun 28-Apr-13 10:49:19

I have a Mia cat. X

everythinghippie29 Sun 28-Apr-13 10:55:21

Xander and Sticky, Sticky named largely because as a kitten he was always had something or other stuck to his fur...still a mucky little guy for a cat now!

scarfaceace Sun 28-Apr-13 11:05:18

Our (very black) spitting scratching biting little bundle of fluff is called Kali (pronounced Carly) after the black Indian goddess with many arms. But actually I just call her Catface, and that's what she responds to.

Reiltin Tue 30-Apr-13 11:23:29

Ours are Sitka & Juneau, the names of two towns in Alaska where we went on our honeymoon.

becomingMummy Tue 30-Apr-13 18:21:15

Mine is Garbijj, it suits him - he'll eat anything that's available. =]

MrsMaryCooper Tue 30-Apr-13 18:29:44


He has a big purr so v. appropriate.

monsterchild Tue 30-Apr-13 18:33:12

we have Toxic Moxie, Vast Max (because he is vast, like a continent), Fluffa, AKA Numenor, and Old Lady StinkCat

StellaNova Tue 30-Apr-13 18:37:03

Our cat when I was little was called Christmas. It made for interesting looks when cruising the cat food aisle "I'll just pick up some tins of cat food for Christmas".

Then I had a kitten called Troi. After the Star Trek character.

Pascha Tue 30-Apr-13 18:39:49

Chicken and Mr Woo.

TimrousBeastie Tue 30-Apr-13 19:15:14

Bigcat is called nymphadora or nym for short and weecat is called rue (was reading hunger games at the time).

thecalpollady Tue 30-Apr-13 19:23:49

We have 2 Maine Coon cats and because of their American origins we decided on Dakota and Atlanta. I think the names suit them smile

thecalpollady Tue 30-Apr-13 19:26:24

And my friend has called cat Jimmy and Choo!!

bootsycollins Wed 01-May-13 05:59:12

I like a nice strong name on a cat


And the like, I'm also very fond of the unisex Binky. I've never had a lady cat but if I did my first choice would be Audrey.

Fuzzymum1 Mon 06-May-13 21:13:20

Murphy (after the stout) RIP
Tabitha (tabby fur) known as Tabby RIP
McGonagall (known as Mog)
Boddington (after the beer)
Trevor (after Magical Trevor )
Mabel - a pretty name for a pretty girl
Fred - I wanted to call our son Fred but DH refused
Marmite (a very dark Tortie who was the colour of marmite as a kitten)
Douglas - I thought being half maine coon he needed a manly name and it suits hm so well :D

RugBugs Mon 06-May-13 21:23:16

Two of mine are popular MN choices for babies, Hesper and Hugo.
The other I really liked the registered name her breeder had given her, Eilinel, so stuck with that.

I once named a kitten Roland after watching ToTP and seeing it on a piano.

Mrsdavidcaruso Thu 09-May-13 06:58:36

My last cat was called Sailor so every one who came to the house had to say hello Sailor

Am fostering my Sisters 3 cats who are

Nice names for cats

I want a ginger one that I can call Horatio or H after my hero

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