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How on earth did you name your cat?

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Africasmyhome Wed 04-Oct-17 22:04:10

Ours is brown. I'm really struggling to name her. She came from a rescue, but as it was a litter, they all had really silly names! Hers is Cello... Seems very masculine grin she doesn't know her name. She is so little.

Weedsnseeds1 Wed 04-Oct-17 22:17:55

I rather like Cello!
Mine have had odd names - some from books, one named after the brand on a box she hid in on arrival, current one after a witch trial ( not Salem)..

Santawontbelong Wed 04-Oct-17 22:19:02

How about changing it to Cleo?

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 04-Oct-17 22:19:32

Well we can't possibly comment without a picturegrinwink
My DH is responsible for our two, Basil and Sybil. They kind of suit their names though.

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Wed 04-Oct-17 22:30:21


You can't have Basil and Sybil. I do. grin.

They came from Battersea cats home named Basil and Bluebell. We thought the name Bluebell was naff so Sybil was the obvious choice for renaming.

StrumpersPlunkett Wed 04-Oct-17 22:32:36

What about conker? Connie for short? Brown/autumn related?
We have Eric and Ernie
And before that mimi and mao
Before that Lucy Poppy and Megan

DramaAlpaca Wed 04-Oct-17 22:33:02

Another vote for changing it to Cleo. Short for CleoCATra grin

HelloSquirrels Wed 04-Oct-17 22:34:00

Ours are named del boy and rodders!
In the past I've just named them what I think they look like sorry not helpful

Africasmyhome Wed 04-Oct-17 22:35:20

Thanks for the suggestions grin

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Wed 04-Oct-17 22:37:00

I've got Basil and Sybil as well! Basil came first, and Sybil was the perfect choice when a girl kitten came my way.

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Wed 04-Oct-17 22:39:47

Right Op - call her Sybil and you won't need to worry about what to call your second cat. smile

elephantoverthehill Wed 04-Oct-17 22:39:52

My cat is called 'Cat'. The live hamster she brought in was called 'Hamster'. Can you see a pattern? My Dcs do have 'real' names. I think my cat thinks she is called 'Get down' off the table and kitchen surfaces. I do hope my post was truly inspirational.

ZeroFuchsGiven Wed 04-Oct-17 22:39:58

Mine are named after star trek characters.

acatcalledjohn Wed 04-Oct-17 22:55:01

Look at dat widdle face! <melts>

She's beautiful OP. I like human names for cars. Perhaps she's an Elsie. Small & cute!

acatcalledjohn Wed 04-Oct-17 22:55:48

*cats blush I like human names for cars too

SuburbanRhonda Wed 04-Oct-17 22:56:55

My first cat's name was chosen because I've always liked the name Yvonne grin

MoonlightandMusic Wed 04-Oct-17 23:02:31

Oh, she's gorgeous - how about "Biscuit"?

One of ours is Dante because "cats are in fur, no?" [Disclaimer, the dodgy pun is purely of DH's making, nothing to do with me grin ]. The other one's called Velvet due to softness of coat.

Sweetooth92 Wed 04-Oct-17 23:02:51

My cat was nameless for a week or so as a kitten as he didn't suit the name he came with and he was a right monkey into everything so mischief stuck as his name 😊 Suited him perfectly

TheLongRider Wed 04-Oct-17 23:30:51


moonbells Thu 05-Oct-17 00:46:31

zero us too! It was the fault of the Cats Prot fosterer but we didn't object. Though we did subsequently rename one to a Babylon 5 name. ;-D

Insomnibrat Thu 05-Oct-17 00:51:09

Mawwwww!!!! She's gorgeous! Another vote for Conker.

Mine is called Bear because he's a lovely black bear.

SuperBeagle Thu 05-Oct-17 01:02:14

We looked up famous birthdays shared with our cat. He was born November 30, so it was between Winston or Churchill, or Billy (Idol). He suited Billy more.

BigGreenOlives Thu 05-Oct-17 03:19:47

You could use the name of my husband’s childhood cat, Brownie. They also had... wait for it... Blackie, Whitey, Bluey & Marmalade grin.

mathanxiety Thu 05-Oct-17 05:36:34

I love TheLongRider's suggestions of Cocoa, Truffle and Cookie.

Is Brownie too obvious?

Capucine / Cappucino
Ghirardelli / Godiva
Tootsie (tootsie roll = choc flavoured American chewy candy)

Sienna (hopefully nor 'Burnt')

Lapsang Souchong

My cat is a Siberian. Her name is a mismash of French Minou and a vaguely Russian ending -shka.

mathanxiety Thu 05-Oct-17 05:38:52

x-post with BigGreenOlives wrt Brownie - I didn't mean to criticise 'Brownie' - think it would be very cute.

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