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The Cat With No Name February 21, 2009

Okay, people, it’s been 10 days since I took home the stray kitten I told you about, and she still doesn’t have a name.

Why can’t I do this? What is it so hard for me to do something as simple as assign a name to a furry little pet?

I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have children, huh? Heck, the poor kid would probably be walking before I came up with something to write down on its birth certificate. I think I need an intervention.

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9 Responses to “The Cat With No Name”

  1. Jessica Halinski Says:

    In honor of the Oscars be he a boy may I suggest Oscar. Or if she be a girl you can never go wrong with Olivia, perhaps Olive.

  2. That kitty looks like Angel and Kirby. It took us almost a month to name Angel. Kirby came with his name, so we did not have to struggle!

  3. Hmmm. February kitten. Val? Lovey? KissKiss? Cloe? Olivia? Babe?
    good luck, she’s a cutie.

  4. This going to be on my website on Friday but a list of names for strays:

    Abby – which was short for Abandoned Kitty.
    Alley – found in an alley
    Attitude – Atti-cat
    Natasha
    Angel
    Berm – found by the side of the road
    Bones – skin and bones when they found him
    Buddy
    Bum
    Bumper
    Cat Yeta – for yet-a-nother cat!
    Cantmandu – for the city
    CDC – for my “co-dependent cat” – he is always at my side (see Velcro)
    Chance – you took a chance on each other, or you have him a second chance at life)
    Clinger – they way they stick to you
    Caymen – he just “came in”
    Diamond – a precious find
    DC – darn cat (or as my by bean’s grandmother called her’s: “damned cat”)
    Dumped – he was Dumped and then taken in
    Dreamer
    Eponine – after a character, a homeless girl, in “Les Miserables”
    Fleabag – found with fleas
    FIONA CAT- If ya own a cat…ya may as well own 10.
    Fightclub – took in a cat that had been in a fight and wounded
    Found – pair of kittens were named Lost and Found! (See Lost, below)
    Foster – for foster child
    Gimpy – found limping
    Glory
    Gulliver – And yes, Gulliver did travel…
    Gypsy
    Happy
    Hazard
    Heaven – you found a little piece of Heaven
    Heidi – used on cat that was scared and “hiding”
    Hideaway
    HodgePodge
    Hobo
    Houdini – He would disappear but always wanted to be found.
    Hope – for a pet given home for a second chance
    Hoover – the stray would eat anything
    Gem – found a real gem!
    Impulse
    Indira
    Ivy – she “grew on me”
    Jackpot – cat hit the jackpot when he found this home
    Jesse – It means gift and he truly named for a cat that was a gift from God
    Je t’aime – This is actually French for “I love you”.
    Journey – Cat was on a journey that led to you…or vise versa
    Karma
    Kabootle
    Keeper
    Kitty Cat
    Kit Cat
    LOST – See “Found”, above
    Lotus
    Lottie – found in a parking lot
    Noname
    NONA – no name for a cat that didn’t have a name
    Tenshu – ‘little thief’…for a stray that kept eating all the outside cat food until the bowl was empty
    Lechat – (pronounced le sha) French for The Cat
    Lucky
    Main Street – found on Main Street
    Malachi – meaning a special messenger from God
    Tunji- American Indian Miwok- Means “cat”
    Maybe – maybe she will make it and maybe I’ll keep her
    Margarita – just like tequila bottles have a worm in the bottle, she had a worm in her neck when she showed up
    “Mo” – as in “One Mo’ Kitty”!
    Miss Kittie
    Mystakat – he was a mystery cat
    Oops
    Omi – pronounced: “oh-mee”
    Paycheck – started costing his humans their paycheck!
    Pest
    Palomine – for “Pal of Mine”
    Mr. Purrsuasive -“Purrs” or “Mr. P” for short!
    Pooka – means good luck charm
    Poser – who posed as a resident long enough to fall in love with
    Random
    Reiki – in Japanese means “spiritually guided life force energy” practiced by reiki masters who lay their hands upon the sick or injured to heal.
    Pickles – was in a “pickle” when found
    Podunk – found out in the middle of nowhere
    Retread – found in an old tire along the road
    Riffraf
    Riley – now the cat is living the Life of Riley
    Romeo – for a cat that was roaming around and seems to be a real lover!
    Rookie! For the new kid on the block
    Reuben – Hebrew for “He has seen my misery.”
    Ruckus – he created a Ruckus when he was brought him home
    Secret
    Scram
    Scampy
    Stitch
    Solo – she is very much a loner amongst the rest of the cats
    Snafu
    Stray Kitty
    Sticky – cat stuck to us and sort of “chose” us
    Stucker – After the kitten got stuck up a tree, then stuck in a car, then stuck in the neighbor’s garage overnight. And then he stuck to his new home.
    Sweetie
    TC – that cat. His humans called him “that cat” for so long, they named him TC when they adopted him
    Treasure – a real find
    Tramp
    Tuesday – Kitty found on that day of the week
    Turnup – for a cat that just “turned up”
    Vader – short for “Invader”
    Velcro – he sticks with you
    Yonchi- means Lucky in Chinese (he’s a rescued formally feral cat)
    WN WN – pronounced one one – waste not/want not

    Some call names that my bean have used on strays and ferals she has fed and taken care of:

    Welfare
    Goodwill
    Nuisance
    Bother

    If that not enough, check my blog on Friday for a link to a list of 1,002 pet names.

  5. Cory Says:

    How about Stormie since she was found in a storm drain? Don’t feel funny about having a hard time with naming a kitty we needed help to name our newest brother Nigel.

  6. The Meezers Says:

    what a pretty kitty – how about Stormie? (because you found her(?) in a storm drain).

  7. Tuck Says:

    I think she looks like a Belle!

  8. The Zoo Says:

    how about Nome. like Nome, Alaska. they didnt have a name and when the census takers came around they wrote “name”? on the map. it was misread and so thats how they got the name Nome. i think its kinda neat.

    any aspects of her personality showing thru?? maybe you could get some hints thru that.

  9. We didn’t see if it’s a boy or girl, but we think it looks like a Sophia or Olivia, and if it’s a boy we think it’s a Rascal, Norman, or an Oscar.


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