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When naming a cat, if one's imagination is totally at a loss,
look up the names of kings and queens and emperors. Male cats in particular like names that link them to feats of greatness


Auriel Douglas



By: Miss Patches Marie Kitty Cat


Most people choose a name that they have already heard
before or have grown up with for a new kitten. This is a
familiar recognition that reinforces memories of the
previous cat or person. Other people will choose a name
based upon the appearance of the particular kitten. Still
other people choose a name for their kitten based on traits
that the kitten expresses.

Here is a list of popular cat names:

1. Tiger
2. Kitty
3. Smokey
4. Misty
5. Samantha
6. Sam
7. Tigger
8. Patches
9. Fluffy
10. Baby
11. Shadow
12. Muffin
13. Lucky
14. Missy
15. Max
16. Charlie
17. Rusty
18. Buddy
19. Midnight
20. Pumpkin

Naming your kitten is a personal thing between you and your
cat. A lot of times people pick names based upon the color
of the cat, like Misty for a gray cat or Shadow for a black
cat. Still others choose Patches for a tortoiseshell or
spotted kitten.

Some other people might name their kitten after a trait that
the kitten expresses, like Sassy for a cat with a lot of
sass, or Tiger for the cat that is a little wild and
untamable. Or Muffin for the cat that is sweet and good.

Some people choose names like Max or Charlie because they
knew another cat with a name like that or the cat reminds
them of a person with that name. A lot of cats are named
after famous people like Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Wherever the chosen name was found, people tend to name
their kittens after things that they like or love. There are
no doubt many kittens named things like Sugar or Cupcakes.

A person who is very literal-minded might name their kitten
"Cat." And leave it at that.

It is possible that the more creative the person the more
creative the name of the kitten will be. Like Razzamatazz
for a flashy-colored cat, or Mister Socks for a cat with two
white feet. This is all in good fun and often the names wind
up shortened to Razzy and Socks.

Whatever you name your kitten, it will eventually begin to
respond to it if you call it that name often enough. Try not
to make the name too long because then the cat will have
trouble recognizing it for training purposes. Otherwise
choose whatever name you think suits your kitten best.


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"The Naming of Cats" by T.S Eliot
from "The Old Possumís Book of Practical Cats"


The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
All of them sensible everyday names.

There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
But all of them sensible everyday names.

But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?

Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.

But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover--
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation

Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.





The Ten Most Popular Names for Kittens are:

1.   Sooty
2.   Tigger
3.   Lucy
4.   Smokey
5.   Charlie
6.   Smudge
7.   Thomas
8.   Sam
9.   Misty
10.  Lucky


The 100 Most Popular Names for Kittens and Cats


A
Abacuss
Abbashy
Abbe
Abdullah
Aberdeen
Abner
Abrak
Abu
Acadia
Actra
Adele
Admiral
Adonis
Adriane
Aika
Ajax
Akeem
Amadeus
Ambrosia
Ascot

B
Baba
Babs
Bailey
Baloo
Bedrock
Bela
Belle
Benji
Berner
Bingo
Blitsy
Boggs
Bonzo
Booker
Boswell
Brasko
Britany
Brock
Brutus
Bugsy

C
Cadee
Cain
Casey
Chappie
Chase
Checkers
Chelsey
Chessie
Chewie
Chinook
Cisco
Clarabel
Claudia
Clipper
Clyde
Cocoa
Coletta
Compadre
Cosmo
Crackerjack

D
Daisy
Damian
Dante
Delco
Delphi
Demetre
Dempsey
Desiree
Desmond
Diaz
Dickens
Dino
Disco
Dokie
Doofus
Doogie
Drako
Dreyfus
Dutchess
Dynamo

E
Earl
Easton
Ebony
Eclipse
Eddie
Eden
Einstein
Electra
Elijah
Elliot
Elmer
Elmo
Elsa
Elvira
Elvis
Emerald
Emmit
Emrick
Evita
Ezzy

F
Fabian
Falcon
Farris
Fearless
Felicity
Felix
Ferris
Filibuster
Finnigan
Fitzi
Fitzpatrick
Flash
Flicker
Fluffy
Fogarty
Fonzie
Forrest
Foster
Foxy
Fozzie

G
Gadget
Galileo
Garfield
Geoffroie
Ghandi
Ghost
Gibson
Gidget
Gilligan
Ginger
Gipzy
Gizmo
Goldilocks
Gomez
Goofy
Gorky
Grayson
Greta
Griffin
Gussie

H
Hacker
Hackett
Haden
Hagar
Hagerty
Hailey
Hakeem
Harvey
Hawkeye
Heckle
Hershey
Highlander
Hobbes
Hocus Pocus
Hollywood
Homer
Howie
Hudson
Hurricane
Hutch

 I
Ibex
Ibiza
Ibycus
Iceman
Icky
Idola
Iggy
Igor
Ike
Ilene
Immanuel
Inca
Indigo
Indy
Inky
Iris
Irwin
Isaac
Isabelle
Issey

J
Jabbar
Jackal
Jacqueline
Jaded
Jasper
Jazz
Jeeves
Jenkins
Jeoffroi
Jesse
Jigger
Jimmy
Jitterbug
Jocelyn
Joffrey
Jokester
Jonesie
Judas
Jukebox
Justice

K
Kahn
Kaiser
Kamaz
Kansas
Karl
Karlos
Kashmir
Kato
Kaufman
Kayla
Keaton
Kefir
Kellogg
Kerby
Kessel
Kibbles
Kiko
Kiwi
Kozmo
Kylie

L
Lace
Laddie
Lamour
Lancelot
Lassie
Leeroy
Lemur
Lennox
Lester
Levi
Lexis
Liberty
Lightning
Lisbon
Litmus
Lombardi
Lopez
Lorenzo
Luciano
Luzette

M
Mable
Macgregor
Macy
Mahika
Major
Malibu
Marco
Mattea
Maxx
Mayzie
McDuff
Meiko
Melessa
Memphis
Midas
Miguel
Minie
Mirabella
Misty
Muggsy

N
Nanno
Naples
Natalie
Nathan
Natika
Neddy
Neiko
Nella
Nemo
Nibbles
Nidda
Nimbus
Nirvana
Novac
Nugget
Nutmeg
Nutrella
Nubbin
Noris
Nitro

O
Obe
Odana
Odell
Odis
Ogee
Olandra
Olexa
Olf
Olga
Oliver
Olympia
Omega
Omer
Orbis
Orissa
Osborne
Oscar
Outlaw
Oxford
Ozzie

P
Pablo
Paddington
Pancho
Peanuts
Pebbles
Pedro
Penelope
Pepper
Perdita
Petra
Phantom
Pheobe
Picasso
Pikas
Pinnochio
Piper
Pixel
Pokey
Prancer
Pluto

  Q
Quada
Quadra
Quadrant
Quaker
Quarda
Quark
Quartino
Quartz
Quatro
Queen
Querk
Quervo
Quesadilla
Questa
Quicken
Quicksilver
Quintino
Quincy
Quran
Quazi

  R
Racine
Rafael
Ralphie
Ramal
Ramses
Rasputin
Reggie
Remy
Rhinestone
Ricardo
Ricochet
Ringo
Ripper
Rocco
Rocket
Romeo
Rosko
Roxette
Ruffouss
Ruggles

S
Sabastian
Samantha
Sampson
Scoobie
Scrappy
Sergeant
Shaggy
Shasta
Sheba
Sherlock
Siegmund
Slyvestor
Snowflake
Socrates
Sonjah
Sonny
Sophie
Sparky
Spencer
Sprocket

T
Tabatha
Tannas
Tarzan
Tazy
Tess
Theo
Thor
Tiffany
Tinkerbelle
Tobey
Tonto
Tootsie
Tristian
Trixie
Trooper
Tucker
Twinkes
Twiggy
Tyson
Tigger

U
Ubu
Udessa
Ugene
Ulka
Ulanda
Ullie
Ulrik
Ulysses
Umberto
Unesko
Uni
Uno
Uther
Uranius
Urchin
Uriah
Uros
Ursa
Uzzo
Unity

V
Vagabond
Valda
Vanderbuilt
Vangogh
Vargo
Velcro
Velda
Venus
Verna
Vernon
Vibes
Victor
Viky
Vigor
Vincent
Violette
Virgil
Vivian
Vixie
Vladimir

W
Wacco
Waddles
Wags
Waldorf
Walessa
Warden
Warlock
Wart
Wasabi
Watson
Waverly
Weston
Whisper
Wichita
Wiggles
Wilhelmina
Winnie
Wrigley
Wyatt

X
Xabina
Xadur
Xalmos
Xamir
Xandros
Xanta
Xanthie
Xanto
Xar
Xaros
Xavier
Xcell
Xecke
Xeniana
Xenophon
Xero
Xerxes
Xinca
Xippe
Xystos

Y
Yaakov
Yackie
Yahsi
Yalaz
Yaman
Yanda
Yankee
Yaren
Yasmir
Yates
Yawney
Yazgi
Yazz
Yeoman
Yetti
Yigit
Ying
Ylanda
Yoda
Yogi

Z
Zaba
Zabou
Zabrina
Zacharias
Zack
Zally
Zamboni
Zampara
Zannie
Zappa
Zargo
Zassa
Zedon
Zeff
Zelda
Zena
Zeuss
Zsa
Zucker
Zwazoo



The Most Popular Names For Pairs of Kittens and Cats Are:

Adam and Eve Adam and Steve Antony and Cleopatra
Batman and Robin Beavis and Butthead Ben and Jerry
Bonnie and Clyde Boris and Natasha Bright Eyes and Bushy Tail
Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kit Chang and Eng Cheech and Chong
Cookie and Cutter David and Goliath Donny and Marie
Ebony and Ivory Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde Gilligan and Skipper
Gin and Tonic Gumby and Pokey Hansel and Gretel
Harold and Maude Hercules and Ioleos Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Inc. and Esq. Jam and Jelly Ken and Barbie
Koko and YumYum Laurel and Hardy Laverne and Shirley
Lenny and Squiggy Lewis and Clark Liberty and Justice
Lucy and Ricardo Mickey and Minnie Mork and Mindy
Orpheus and Euridice Orville and Wilbur Peanut and Butter
Ren and Stimpy Rhu and Barb Rocky and Bullwinkle
Romeo and Juliet Rodgers and Hammerstein Salt and Pepper
Samson and Delilah Scarlett and Rhett Search and Destroy
Sid and Nancy Siskel and Ebert Sodom and Gomorrah
Sonny and Cher Smith and Wesson Sugar and Spice
Tarzan and Jane Thelma and Louise Tom and Huck
Venus and Mars Wayne and Garth Xena and Gabrielle






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