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Help name my odd-eyed deaf white 8 week old kitten whom I adore

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ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 11:36:52

Just got him yesterday grin He is absolutely scrumptious. He slept curled up in my arm or neck all night last night. He is perfect. He cuddles, licks, plays like a loony! He has the funniest, squeakiest little mew. And he is totally deaf!!! Every now and then we think "did he hear that?" because his ears twitch when there was a sound but after extensive testing we have deduced he is pretty much totally deaf. He has one blue & one green eye. I do not want to call him Bowie or Ziggy thanks. Thinking something to do with colours, like multiple colours e.g. rainbow but not rainbow! Or something a bit fey as he is like a little gift from the fairies he is such a cutie and so bonkers I just adore him.

Disenchanted3 Sun 23-Aug-09 11:40:51

Ocean? (blue/green)

Kaliko ( the guy out of kids film Bolt who has 1 green eye?)

Disenchanted3 Sun 23-Aug-09 11:41:53

its sprly Calico blush

Miamla Sun 23-Aug-09 11:43:13

sounds like a 'Wonky' to me

Disenchanted3 Sun 23-Aug-09 11:44:35

spelt arghhhh

ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 11:47:41

thanks! I like Ocean of those I want to give him a prettish name rather than a silly Wonkiesh one grin wink Something that pays homage to the link he must surely have to the universe as a whole grin (Can you see I am a tad enthusiastic about kitty?)

How long should I keep him confined to my bedroom so as to not overwhelm him with the whole house? He's been in it with me since yesterday at 5. He is scared of the dark too bless him I guess b/c he cant hear he really depends on his eyes.

Miamla Sun 23-Aug-09 11:50:23

wonky, my teddy bear, will be very upset to hear that you think his name is silly

Disenchanted3 Sun 23-Aug-09 11:51:40

Cats can see perfectly well in the dark


Neptune - king of the sea?

ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 11:59:48

I like Neptune too. I need to be able to shorten it though and also with the option of it ending in an "ie" sound. I have very clear parameters you see for this sort of thing. Does Neppy make you think of Nipples?

I know they can see well in the dark but honestly this little one cant! Light went out, it was pitch black and he went mental crying nay I say howling even running from this end of the room to that distressed finally wedged himself behind my headboard still crying. We managed to root him out and when we then opened one curtain (netted) so the moonlight came through he instantly chilled and went to sleep on me! I tell you this cat is a one off.

Disenchanted3 Sun 23-Aug-09 12:02:52

Uniqua like in backyardigans ?

Could call him Uni?

ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 12:04:10

hmm not trying to be difficult but it just makes me think of university. Still liking Neptune and am searching for names of other planetary bodies.

PlumBumMum Sun 23-Aug-09 12:05:19

Ah I had a white kitten when I was a little girl called Dickens

Disenchanted3 Sun 23-Aug-09 12:10:40

caspian? Sea related name, shorten to Cassy?

Ervin- means 'sea friend' shorten to Vinny?

ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 12:12:59

I love Caspian! Dickens is a sweet name!

Disenchanted3 Sun 23-Aug-09 12:14:24

me too grin

OrmIrian Sun 23-Aug-09 12:15:40

Aquamarine? Tirnanog? Or just Blue?

edam Sun 23-Aug-09 12:20:00

Aw, he sounds really cute.

Following your colour theme, how about Spectrum? You could have ZX as a nickname... (warning, that joke only works if you are at least in your late 30s).

Or patchwork, as in quilt? Patch for short. OK, it is usually a dog's name but how many dogs are called Patch these days?

ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 12:25:38

Patch is cute. Someone suggested Puck which we like but it rhyme with fuck and we rhyme everything in this house. Now I am really going to make a nuisance of myself, I like spectrum but DS is ASD and I think it would get confusing.

I love in no particular order


DS has a teddy called Caspian not sure if that makes an impact or not.

What would you shorten Tirnanog to? Tirny? I realise I am really taking the biscuit here but a cat's for life and this little one is so quirky and lovely I want to get it right. Thank you for not shunning me.

maize Sun 23-Aug-09 12:30:11

My parents have an odd eyed deaf cat (called Lucy). She is super friendly but totally loopy. I think the deafness makes her a bit skittish.

My suggestions.
Azure, Aqua, Neo (means gift), Theo (also means gift)

ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 12:41:02

I have to go do something productive I have done nothing today but look at this kitten and think of what to call him!

edam Sun 23-Aug-09 12:45:41

How about Taliesin? Welsh bard, one of the three most important mythical figures along with Merlin (err, that's where my historical knowledge runs out, sure some Welsh MNers are much better informed).

Would have loved to have used it for ds but would have been too poncey here in England. Wanted to give it to our new kitten but it was rejected by ds. <sob>

Anyway, your thread is going much better than my kitten-naming one. I made the mistake of saying ds wanted to call ours James and got lots of people saying 'James is a lovely name' and telling me I was A Bad Mother for not allowing ds to choose! (We ended up with Arthur, no idea how that happened.)

ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 12:48:24

DS suggested Argen which is in the running but it doesnt bloody mean anything he just made it up! I would shorten to argybargy though

edam Sun 23-Aug-09 12:49:03


colditz Sun 23-Aug-09 12:54:08

dewey - meaning beloved

ifthatphoneringsonemoretime Sun 23-Aug-09 12:59:48

ooooooooh Dewey was my Grampa's nickname!

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